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ScienceDirect, the full-text sciences periodicals database from Elsevier, contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. More than 2,500 journals are available on ScienceDirect and Rutgers University Libraries subscribe to over 1,500 of these titles.

Users can access full-text articles as well as abstract records from all fields of science. Most journal articles become available immediately after peer review and before the printed versions are issued. Additionally, they gain online access to multimedia features not available in print journals, such as video, audio and spreadsheet files. Journal coverage list can be found at:


Help is available on each page from the icon in the upper tab line. A variety of user tips and guides are also available both online and for printing in pdf format.

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

Dates covered

Varies by title. Most full text begins in 1995. For the following subject areas, Economics, High Energy Nuclear Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, and Organic Chemistry, coverage goes back to the first volume of each journal.

Updating frequency

Continuous, even before printed versions are issued.


Elsevier journals, some Academic Press journals.

Type of coverage

Tables of contents; citations; abstracts with linked references; full-text articles (from Elsevier Science and Academic Press only); articles in press; multimedia features not available in print journals, such as: video files, audio files, Excel spreadsheets and Word files.

Print counterpart or
related resources

There is no index counterpart. Elsevier's individual journals are also published in paper format, and the lists those available at Rutgers.

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