21st Century Libraries: Parallels and Lessons from the Ad Industry

Mar 17, 2017

At first glance, it may not seem that academic libraries and the advertising industry share common experiences and transformations. But looking more closely at the history and evolution of the advertising industry, there are distinct parallels to the changing world of academic libraries and the book publishers who serve them…and some noteworthy lessons to be learned along the way. 


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How to Export Book Chapters and References to Mendeley

Feb 26, 2017

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help your patrons organize their research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. ScienceDirect offers direct export of book citations and PDFs of book chapters to Mendeley via the Mendeley web importer. You can create a Mendeley account and learn more at the Mendeley website

Directions to export book citations & book chapters from ScienceDirect to your Mendeley Account:

  1. In ScienceDirect, search for a book you would like to read and select the chapter or chapters you wish to import by clicking the checkbox to the left of each. When you make no selection, all chapters will be imported. Then click “Export” and a drop-down box will appear with available options.

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New Book Series Launching in 2017

Feb 24, 2017

Committed to publishing content in growing and emerging areas of research we are thrilled to announce that we are launching four new book series this year!

Book series offer a unique and important service to researchers by consolidating the latest advances in their field. They provide in-depth reviews on hot topics and important research areas as well as the latest research into methods and protocols. Edited by top experts chosen for their stature, series present a comprehensive snapshot of the current state of research and build upon it over time.

Learn how series can solve the challenges of your researchers and students in the whitepaper The Timesaver Your Researchers Have Been Looking For: Elsevier Series.

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Using our subject matter experts and our powerful proprietary tools including SciVal and Scopus, we have identified four areas of research that have a strong need for new book series content. Check out the new series launching in 2017 below:

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Video Tutorial: Navigating Reference Modules on ScienceDirect

Feb 24, 2017

View, download, and share this short video with your researchers, professors, and students containing tips for navigating and getting the most out of Reference Modules on ScienceDirect.

How can you use this video to promote Reference Modules at your institution?

Download and post it in your libraries on a loop, on your library's website, or share on your Facebook pages to get the word out that your library has access to this great resource on ScienceDirect.

  1. Share this online version of the video with your colleagues:

  2. Embed it on your library's website with the following code from YouTube:
    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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The Top 3 Books to Expect in 2017

Feb 24, 2017

We've highlighted 3 books publishing in each subject area this year.

Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering

Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, 8th Edition
Edited by Peter Urben
Available in March

Essential reading for those working with chemicals that includes every chemical for which documented information on reactive hazards is available. Lists important hazardous reactions and includes references to real chemical incidents. Provides guidelines on the safe use and handling of chemicals In the lab and industry.

Modern Inorganic Synthetic Chemistry, 2nd Edition
Edited by Ruren Xu and Yan Xu
Available in March

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Webinar: Views on Information Literacy in Librarianship

Feb 24, 2017

Join the Elsevier and Chandos Webinar Series to hear about:

Views on Information Literacy in Librarianship

Innovative technologies are changing the way research is performed, preserved, and communicated. In this panel discussion, five experts in the field of librarianship will share their views of the role of the librarian in providing the reliable and impactful tools and guidance to enable successful research and learning outcomes.

Session Details:

Views on Information Literacy in Librarianship
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 
8:00 am PDT / 11:00 am EDT / 3:00 pm GMT

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Hear from our panel of experts on the following topics:

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A Look Back at Hot Topics in Research for 2016

Dec 7, 2016

In partnership with SciTech Connect, Elsevier's blog for researchers, authors and editors, we share some of the hottest articles of 2016:

Doping in Sports: Why Aren't More Athletes Using Performance Enhancing Drugs Being Caught?
By Anthony C. Hackeny

It seems whenever we are in an Olympic and Paralympic year there are plenty of news stories about athletes who cheat by doping; that is, using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). These stories focus on the athletes who get caught and striped of their medal or lose their award. It is well known, regrettably, that such cheating goes on all the time by athletes of all competitive levels. 

Chemical Engineering
The Chemical Engineering of Star Trek
By Sean Moran

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Share this Video Tutorial: What do you have access to on ScienceDirect?

Dec 7, 2016

This shareable tutorial video walks users through how to apply filters to show which book titles they have full-text access to via your institution's subscription to ScienceDirect.


How can you use this video to promote eBooks at your institution?

Download and post it in your libraries on a loop, on your library's website, or share on your Facebook pages to help users determine what books your institution has access to ScienceDirect.

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21st Century Libraries: Hard Data, Shrewd Investments

Dec 7, 2016

The ways libraries provide access to content are shifting due to advancements in technology and information. Alongside this, patrons increasingly request more content that complements primary research. With limited funding, librarians often find it difficult to provide all the content researchers, faculty and students would like at the level expected today. And when librarians do spend money on content, it can be a risky proposition due to a lack of good insight into actual end user needs.

In early December Information Today and Elsevier held a webinar that explored how libraries use data to estimate demand and deliver the content that patrons need. Drawing a parallel to the advertising industry, speakers showed that libraries are evolving to take advantage of new methods and creating libraries that best serve their institution's goals.

Click here to register and view a free recording of this web event.


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What’s Trending in Economics and Mathematics?

Dec 7, 2016

To develop our eBook content, we draw on our powerful, proprietary research tools, including SciVal and Scopus, to identify subject areas where high-quality research output is strong and growing. We then ramp up our content in that area, using global research hotspots to inform our author targets, and search terms and research output to refine our content emphasis. This year, we feature a series of articles in Online Books Connect that walk through key disciplines in which we publish content, to look more closely at the research trends that inform our publication strategy.

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The Critical Missing Link to the Researcher Tool Kit

Nov 29, 2016

Researchers today are faced with an ever increasing number of academic publications to read. It’s an almost impossible task to keep up to date with all of the high-quality research being published each week, but crucial to stay ahead of the curve to keep their own research relevant. Elsevier’s series and handbooks seek to fulfill this need by publishing in-depth review papers on hot topics in key areas of research.

“More state-of-the-art than a book, and more comprehensive than a journal."

Challenges Book Series Solve

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