ScienceDirect: How Elsevier Keeps Your Librarian Informed

NewsletterDid you know your titles are accessible by researchers all over the world via ScienceDirect? Elsevier’s ScienceDirect is a full-text online platform for scientific, technical, and medical (STM) journals and books, with over 25,000 Science & Technology book titles currently available.

The majority of book sales through this platform are to librarians via institutional or corporate licenses. With so many books already available—and new titles publishing to ScienceDirect daily—how do we make sure librarians know when your title is available to their researchers?

Online Books Connect Newsletter

We created a solution to this question back in 2012 with the Online Books Connect newsletter, a monthly informational digest intended to keep Elsevier’s librarian customers updated on newly published books to ScienceDirect.

Online Books Connect provides a great platform to share recent book reviews, relevant promotions, and upcoming events. Book-specific tutorials and marketing resources are also provided to help librarians raise awareness of the titles they have purchased and boost usage by their patrons.

Examples of recent content from the Online Books Connect newsletter:

Recommend Online Books Connect to your librarian!

Each month, this newsletter reaches over 40,000 librarians globally! New content is shared via email campaigns and through our librarian social media communities. Though we already reach a large list of librarians, you can still recommend this newsletter to your librarian or information specialist­!

Simply tell them to visit, where they can access previously published content and subscribe to the monthly newsletter.

Library Information Sciences

If you are an author for our Library Information Sciences list, we’re interested in working with you to write articles on hot topics we can include in the LIS section of the newsletter. This is an opportunity to share your knowledge with other librarians, while also allowing us to promote your book to a larger, more relevant audience. If you are interested in learning more about how you can get involved, please email

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