ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information.
ScienceDirect is an information source for scientific, technical, and medical research. It is searched using the Scirus search engine. Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine available on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, it enables scientists, students and anyone searching for scientific information to chart and pinpoint data, locate university sites and find reports and articles quickly and easily. It was launched by Elsevier Science, the leading international publisher of scientific information.
Authorised users are students, faculty, staff, researchers and independent contractors retired faculty staff, retired librarians and retired researchers of the Institutions subscribing to Licensed Products and individuals using computer terminals within the library facilities at the Institutions.
Institutions and its Authorised users may
- access, search, view and browse the licensed products
- print and download a reasonable amount of articles, abstracts, records or parts of chapers from the Licensed Products ("Excerpts")
- incorporate links to excerpts on the Institutions' intranet and internet web sites
- incorporate links to excerpts and electronically save excerpts in electronic coursepacks and incorporate printed excerpts in printed coursepacks
Use in coursepacks is allowed in connection to those courses which are offered by the Institutions for academic credit. Used excerpts shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source. Use in connection with non-credit courses needs permission from Elsevier. Coursepacks in nonelectronic, non-print perceptible form (e.g. Braille) may be offered for visually impaired.
Authorised users may
- provide printed or electronic copies of excepts to other authorised users or to third party colleagues for their scholarly or research use
- print and electronically save for personal use a reasonable amount of articles, abstracts, records or parts of chapters from the licensed products (incl. use by teaching staff in electronic presentations during lectures for credited courses)
Institutions will be entitled to promote and provide training on the licensed products to authorised users. Librarians are allowed to electronically save and post for training and promotional purposes on Institutions' intranet or internet web site a reasonable number of screenshots, including trademarks and logos.
Institutions and its authorised users may not
- abridge, modify, translate or create any derivated work based on the licensed products without Elsevier's permission
- remove, obscure or modify copyright notices, other notices or disclaimers as they appear in the licensed products
- substancially or systematically reproduce, retain or redistribute the licensed products
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Institutions shall use reasonable efforts to:
- ensure that access to and use of the licensed products is limited to authorised users and that all authorised users are notified of and comply with the usage restrictions
- ensure that any passwords or credentials used to access the licensed products are issued only to authorised users and that neither the institutions or authorised users divulge any passwords or credentials to any third party
- and immediately upon becoming aware of any unauthorised use inform Elsevier and take appropriate steps to ensure that such activity ceases and to prevent any recurrence.
Remote access allowed through the Institution's secure network.