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ScienceDirect LibGuide: Searching ScienceDirect

How to search

On ScienceDirect, you can perform quick and advanced searches, as well as be able to browse through journals & books.

Quick search

With a quick search you can filter afterwards. First head to the search bar and enter at least one of the following:

  • Keywords
  • An author name
  • Or the title of a journal or book

Advanced search

With advanced search you can perform the following:​​​​​​​

  • Search by author affiliation or article type
  • Filter for open access/open archives articles
  • Check out suggested publications
  • Filter for volume/issue number in journal/book searches
  • Set search alerts
  • Notice access/entitlement icon on each article
  • Download search alerts list as a .CSV

Browse journals & books

Instead of searching, use this modernized browse page with enhanced search capabilities and simpler URL composition to:

  • Refine publications by domain and sub-domain
  • Select the type of publications
  • Choose the type of access

When you access journals & books on ScienceDirect, you’ll see:

  • Detailed journal & book information
  • Intuitive ways to navigate and interact with content
  • Links to chapters of your choice
  • Links to related journals