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Leading Research Libraries Sample ScienceDirect eBooks Program


Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, today announced that more than 900 leading research libraries and corporations from all over the world are participating in the trial of eBooks on ScienceDirect. The trial will provide participating institutes with preliminary access to 500 of the 4,000 scientific and technical books that will be launched on ScienceDirect in the third quarter of 2007.

“We aim to widen the range of eBooks available and, therefore, welcome the opportunity to trial the new ScienceDirect eBooks program,” said Laurent Jonchère, head of acquisitions, l’Université de Rennes 1.

“We decided to take up the eBooks trial because we have a policy to develop our electronic resources and ever since our decision many years ago to be early adopters of such a strategy, our students just absolutely love it! The titles offered are very much in sync with our teaching and research needs and they greatly enhance student learning in this institution,” said Robyn Benjamin, Associate Librarian University of Western Sydney, Australia.

The eBooks program represents a major expansion to the reference works, handbooks and book series already available on ScienceDirect. At launch, the program will comprise high-quality selected titles published from 1995 to the present day. The books will cover a wide range of scientific disciplines, including those published under the renowned Pergamon and Academic Press imprints. Following the launch, approximately 50 newly published titles will be added to the eBooks list on ScienceDirect each month, offering researchers unparalleled integration and linking between the latest online book and journal information.

“The eBooks program will help librarians maximize their users’ search productivity in a credible environment that researchers are already familiar with” said Joep Verheggen, Director, ScienceDirect. “Researchers will be able to search across all relevant information published in books and journals, focusing research efforts and saving time.”

The ScienceDirect eBooks program will render these and many other authoritative titles fully searchable and linked not only with referenced book series, handbooks and reference works but also the world’s largest repository of full-text journal content. This development offers researchers a significantly broader perspective of their field of study, from a single industry leading interface.

To review the list of titles available, or to inquire about participating in the trial, please visit


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