Reference Modules: Discoverable

Researchers can easily discover needed content, whether searching from the web or from within a Reference Module on Science Direct.

Researchers searching on the web will find Reference Module content on “Topic Pages.”  Articles in each Reference Module are organized into topics. Each topic has a Topic Page with a featured article that gives an overview of the topic and a list of related articles than can be searched or browsed. This helps non-experts quickly understand a new topic, at any stage of their research process. The Topic Pages are part of ScienceDirect’s free layer, which can be accessed through Google search results.

Researchers searching from within a Reference Module will find their answers fast through a combination of advanced search and browse features.  Additionally, articles can be filtered by “introductory” versus “advanced,” helping researchers quickly get started with the content they need at their current stage of research.

Related content on ScienceDirect is also easy to discover, since Reference Modules are part of ScienceDirect.  Related articles are suggested to the researcher, providing a complete research experience.

Learn more about Reference Modules on Science Direct

Reference Modules - ESES Topic Page
Topic Pages on Elsevier Reference Modules include a subject hierarchy, a list of all articles related to the topic and its subordinate concepts, and a search box that allows the user to search across all content related to the topic. Many topics show an excerpt from a featured article that provides an overview of the topic. Featured articles are freely accessible on ScienceDirect.

Reference Modules available include:

Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering

Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

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