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Is your literature search telling the whole story?

By: , Posted on: April 13, 2018


Researchers at every stage of their scientific careers encounter unknown terms and concepts and require background, contextual knowledge to progress. But finding one’s path through a literature search can be overwhelming.

That’s why we created ScienceDirect Topics

Free to access, ScienceDirect Topics reveals succinct and selected contextual information from reference books, surfacing valuable content when and where it is needed in the research process. It brings comprehensive, credible and interdisciplinary knowledge into your natural research workflow.

“Refreshing and up to date knowledge regarding immunotherapy in treating cancer.”

— Perry S. Williams MD, Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center*

This enhancement provides a necessary bridge between journal and book content and contributes to a more natural research workflow for researchers, academics and students. Offering tens of thousands of free topic pages, each containing key contextual information taken from reference books, providing definitions, snippets and related terms, ScienceDirect Topics brings the path of discovery to you. 

The topic pages are seamlessly hyperlinked via key terms within journal articles and scholarly literature on ScienceDirect to speed your research and learning. The topic pages are also accessible through search engines such as Google to offer a free layer of content for users seeking a quick overview to a subject.

With ScienceDirect Topics, researchers now have rapid access to the most relevant content – filtered to prevent information overload — right when and where they need it.

“ScienceDirect topic pages bring together a range of relevant and interesting information, succinctly, in one place.” Darian Okakpu, Graduate Student, TU Dresden*

We have recently released an additional 30,000 topic pages, making over 110,000 live pages in total. Check out example topic pages in the below subjects:

Learn more about ScienceDirect Topics here

*Source: TechValidate. TVID: 9E8-E36-F2F

*Source: TechValidate. TVID: 46E-2BC-D38

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