Activating and Using Remote Access to ScienceDirect

Share this tutorial with your patrons on viewing subscribed books content on ScienceDirect.com when they are out of the access range of your IP or institution. This tutorial was taken from the help.ScienceDirect.com site, where you can find more tutorials and training resources.

How to Export Book Chapters and References to Mendeley

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

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

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 to Run a ScienceDirect eBooks Usage Report

Last updated August 2016

Elsevier offers administrators monthly or annual COUNTER Code of Practice 4 compliant usage reports through the AdminTool. Usage data is continuously tracked and stored, and administrators receive an email each month when new data is available.

Several types of usage reports are available, including:

Download behavior: This set of reports includes information on overall account usage, and indicates the journals and books which have been downloaded, and the number of times they are downloaded.

How to access Books on ScienceDirect via mobile devices

Users can access the ScienceDirect website via the browser on most mobile devices, but they will need to activate the remote access feature if they will be accessing the content from outside your IP address. Once this is turned on, the user will be able to access all the content your institution/company subscribes to on ScienceDirect.

The ScienceDirect site is designed to support mobile devices. You can view full text online, or view/download PDFs of eBook chapters directly from the site. As always, all content downloaded from ScienceDirect is DRM-free.

How GOBI ordering works with ScienceDirect Books

Many libraries enjoy the convenience and flexibility offered by GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information), a service from YBP, that allows them to search for, select and purchase content from multiple publishers and aggregators all in one place. If you are a GOBI user, you can easily discover, consider and order all Elsevier eBook titles currently on ScienceDirect.

How to Determine Which Books You Have Full-text Access to on ScienceDirect

Share this tutorial with your patrons so they can easily determine which books your institution has purchased or subscribes to on ScienceDirect.com.

Icons indicate level of access:

How to Link to Books on ScienceDirect

There are a number of ways to link directly to book resources on ScienceDirect, from search queries to title lists to individual book titles. Follow the instructions below to add links from your institute's website straight to a particular Book Series or Major Reference Work, rather than linking just to the ScienceDirect home page. 

Tips and Tricks for Navigating Reference Modules on ScienceDirect

Share these tips on navigating Elsevier's Reference Modules with your patrons!

  1. The subject hierarchy at left shows you where the article you are viewing fits in the overall subject area.

How to View Your Institution’s Electronic Holdings Report

Overview of the new Electronic Holdings Report

From the Electronic Holdings Report page, you can view and download Account-level and Product-level Reports. Account-level Electronic Holding Reports provide content you or your institution have full-text access to. Product-level Electronic Holding Reports provide content available to you that is included in the product/package or website.


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