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eBooks @ Lund University Libraries: Elsevier ScienceDirect eBooks

ScienceDirect is a platform from Elsevier that contains Books, Book Series, Handbooks, Reference Works and Journals.
ScienceDirect is an open platform which means that you can preview foreword, table of contents, abstracts etc for all titles, but fulltext is only available for owned titles. In 2015 Elsevier aquired Woodhead Publishing, and all books that where available on Woodhead Publishing Online can now be found on ScienceDirect.

Please note that Lund University does not have access to all content on ScienceDirect.

Too see only content LU have access to refine by 'Access type' and check the box for 'Subscribed and complimentary' before you search for a book title. Please also note that there are no longer any red or green access icons on titles on ScienceDirect. If it says next to a chapter or an article we have no access, if it says we have access.

LUB also have access to textbooks in Medicine on Elseviers ebook platform, eLibrary. These books cannot be found on ScienceDirect.


Name Elsevier ScienceDirect
Publisher/Provider Elsevier
Subjects included STM
Type of resource Platform with journals, book series, handbooks, books, and reference works.
Fulltext format PDF
Accessibility Via IP address
Login authentication required No, not on LU-campus. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to login via LU's Central Authentication Service (CAS) with a Student Account or LUCAT-ID.
Number of concurrent users Multiple concurrent access (multiple people reading at the same time).
Download required No
Must be borrowed No
Number of days for download - -
Download and read offline Yes
Download to a portable device Yes, if the device supports PDF format and Adobe Acrobat Reader or Bluefire Reader. At the bottom of the ScienceDirect start page you will find a link called 'Switch to Mobile Site' that can be used on portable devices. The ScienceDirect app has been discontinued and replaced by the publisher-neutral Research Highlight. 
Copying You may electronically download and save a single copy of an individual chapter, an article or other single item of an ebook or journal volume, for personal use for scholarly purposes and research. You are not allowed to download and save a whole ebook or journal volume. 
Printing You may print a single copy of an individual chapter, an article or other single item of an ebook for personal use for scholarly purposes and research. You are not allowed to print out a whole ebook or journal volume. 
Text to speech Yes, the PDF-files are compatible with text-to-speech software
Export references Yes
Export formats RIS format (for Reference Manager, ProCite, EndNote), RefWorks Direct Export, Plain text format, BibTeX format.
How do I suggest a purchase Students and staff: Please contact your faculty library.
Librarians: Se Förvärv av elektroniska resurser för mer info.
Restrictions Walk-in users: Users not affiliated with Lund University may be permitted access to Elsevier ScienceDirect, but only within the physical premises of Lund University Libraries.

Course packs: You are not allowed to use licensed material from Elsevier to create course packs in print or electronically. You may however incorporate links to subscribed material in other electronic coursepacks, in course management systems and on instructor websites, provided that they are accompanied by copyright notices and full information about the source.

Interlibrary loan / Fjärrlån Yes, Elsevier allows for ILL requests but only in print format. Librarians may supply another non-commercial library in Sweden (but not outside) with a single copy of a document for interlibrary loan. By ‘document’ is meant an individual chapter, an article or other single item, but not a complete journal volume or a complete ebook.
Text and Data Mining (TDM) Policy  
Miscelllaneous Please note that as of January 1, 2016, ScienceDirect no longer supports Internet Explorer 8 (IE8). In order to continue using ScienceDirect, you must move to the latest versions of the following browsers: FireFox, Chrome, or IE version 9 or higher.