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Elsevier Offers Database Trials to Academic and High School Libraries

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Elsevier Publishing is offering to set up month-long trial access to the following products, beginning October 1st and running through October 31st:

  • ScienceDirect College Edition - ScienceDirect is one of the most advanced full-text search and delivery systems in the world, delivering full-text access to Elsevier's journals, eBooks, and reference works, and it empowers users with a host of personalized search features to really get the most out of the full text holdings.

    As Elsevier is the exclusive publisher of over 25% of the world's scientific information, access to this information is critical for the academic library. The ScienceDirect College Edition collections are designed to deliver this access while meeting the budgetary needs of smaller colleges and universities. The three collections that comprise the College Edition offer are as follows:

    • Health & Life Sciences - Consisting of over 1,100 journal titles and 30 Major Reference Works, the HLS collection delivers an immense amount of peer-reviewed journal content covering biology, nursing, physical therapy & rehabilitation, environmental science, veterinary science, and much more.
    • Physical Sciences & Engineering - The PS collection brings together over 730 journals and 15 Major Reference Works to deliver cutting edge information in the areas of chemistry, physics, computer & information science, mathematics, engineering, forensic science, technology, energy, and more.
    • Social & Behavioral Sciences - Comprised of over 380 high-quality journals and 10 Major Reference Works, the SBS collection delivers comprehensive coverage in the fields of psychology, business management, leadership, accounting, education, counseling & social work and more.

    For a detailed overview of the numerous features and benefits of ScienceDirect College Edition, including pricing info and downloadable title lists for each package please follow this link:

    If you'd like to experience the functionality of the ScienceDirect platform itself, please visit:

  • Scopus - Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. It's designed to find the information students and scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process.

    Updated daily, Scopus covers:

    • 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 publishers
    • over 1200 Open Access journals
    • 500 conference proceedings
    • over 600 trade publications
    • 200 book series
    • 33 million abstracts
    • Results from 386 million scientific web pages
    • 22 million patent records from 5 patent offices
    • Seamless links to full-text articles and other library resources
    • Innovative tools that give an at-a-glance overview of search results and refine them to the most relevant hits
    • Alerts to keep you up-to-date on new articles matching your search query, or by favorite author

    Scopus is the easiest way to get to relevant content fast. Tools to sort, refine and quickly identify results help you focus on the outcome of your work. You can spend less time mastering databases and more time on research. For a complete overview of Scopus please visit the info site:

  • ScienceDirect High School Program - The ScienceDirect High School Program, founded in 1999, provides high schools with ultra-low-cost access to the ScienceDirect database and continues to draw favorable feedback from participants. More than 70 schools across the US are now participating in the program. Schools in the UK have also expressed interest in the program, and so it has recently been opened to schools throughout Europe.

    The program benefits students and teaching staff. By accessing ScienceDirect, students gain exposure to the same scientific knowledge available to the world’s leading science researchers. Hence students can expand the scope of their research projects and become better prepared for college-level research, where they will likely be using ScienceDirect on a regular basis. Teaching staff at participating schools also benefit from their access to ScienceDirect’s current content, offering information especially useful in the science classroom and laboratory.

    High schools that express interest in participating in the ScienceDirect High School Program will be contacted by Elsevier to review the basic requirements of participation.

    The material in the ScienceDirect database is accessible free of charge to participants, though an annual maintenance fee of USD $500 is charged for the setup to connect each participating institution to the database.

For more information about ScienceDirect, please visit the info site:

Pricing for these products will be provided to individual institutions upon request. Elsevier has indicated they would be willing to provide a 5% discount to libraries purchasing ScienceDirect College Edition through the Nebraska Library Commission and a 10% discount to libraries purchasing Scopus through the Nebraska Library Commission.

Trial Dates: Trials will be set up to start on October 1st and run for the entire month, ending on October 31st.

To Request a Trial: Email Susan Knisely with your contact information and institutional IP ranges, or contact Doug Morton, Elsevier Global Sales, 212-633-3839 or

Trial Access Instructions: Trials will be set up on the respective institutional IP ranges, and will be made available to the entire institution (library, faculty, students).

For more information on these products see the information appended below, or contact:

Doug Morton
Global Sales
Phone: 212-633-3839

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