Elsevier’s ScienceDirect dropping access via Internet Explorer 8

Effective January 1, 2016, ScienceDirect will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

“We strongly encourage our customers to follow Microsoft’s directive as well by updating to more recent versions of IE. Additionally, users can move to the latest versions of the Chrome or Firefox browsers for an optimal ScienceDirect experience”

The whys:

  • Remove current IE8 security issues
  • Enhance existing security measures across all browsers
  • Add support for new browser technologies
  • Add responsive design to aid use of ScienceDirect across devices
  • Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities


  • If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the ScienceDirect Blog Source:  Email today from Elsevier ScienceDirect <sciencedirect@mail.elsevier.com>

PANGAEA (Geoscience & Environmental Data) linked with Elsevier’s Science Direct

Netherland Elsevier and PANGAEA announce next step in connecting research articles to data 30 Jul 2010

“STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and PANGAEA – Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data – have announced their next step in interconnecting the diverse elements of scientific research. Elsevier articles at ScienceDirect are now enriched with graphical information linking to associated research data sets that are deposited at PANGAEA.

PANGAEA is a data library which links primary data related to articles in earth and environmental science journals and thus may serve some hundred journals of the Elsevier portfolio. In the first phase, more than 1,000 articles from various earth science journals were linked. The data are freely available from the publication’s page in ScienceDirect, without a login or subscription.

The latest initiative follows the introduction, last February, of ‘reciprocal linking’ – automatically linking research data sets deposited at PANGAEA to corresponding articles in Elsevier journals on its electronic platform ScienceDirect and vice versa. The new feature adds a map to every ScienceDirect article that has associated research data at PANGAEA. It displays all geographical locations for which such data is available. A single click then brings the user from the ScienceDirect article to the research data set at PANGAEA.”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter

Geoscientific & Environmental Data available linked to ScienceDirect articles


Netherland Elsevier, PANGAEA link content for easier access to full earth system research25 Feb 2010

"STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that the data library PANGAEA – Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data – and Elsevier have implemented reciprocal linking between their respective content in earth system research. Research data sets deposited at PANGAEA are now automatically linked to the corresponding articles in Elsevier journals on its electronic platform ScienceDirect and vice versa. The linking functionality also provides a credit mechanism for research data sets deposited in this data library.

The interaction of a publisher with an open access data repository is projected as being ideal to serve the requirements of modern research by diminishing the loss of research data. It also enables the reader of a publication to verify the scientific findings and to use the data in his/her own work. The Elsevier-PANGAEA cooperation follows the most recent recommendations of funding bodies and international organisations, such as the OECD, about access to research data from public funding.

Working with the scientific community to preserve scientific research data is also an objective of the Elsevier Content Innovation programme. Through the latest agreement, Elsevier expects to support long-term storage, wide availability and preservation of large research data sets.

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Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter

ScienceDirect Access Improvements

Princeton University has subscribed to all the Elsevier journals in ScienceDirect ,  so that most articles in this database should be available in full text. Where available, we have purchased the backfiles, otherwise our subscriptions begin with 1995.  There are a few journals in ScienceDirect from other publishers to which we do not have access.  You may contact the Library or submit a document delivery request, if you don’t get access.  Full text access may be denied unless you go through a PU path, like the e-journals links or the online catalog.

The "ScienceDirect EJ package" includes 2700 journals, but does not include the 6000 books.  You will, however, be directed to Related articles — which is very neat!  Their Preview button, as yet, does not seem to deliver. 

ScienceDirect home

Contributed by the Head of the Science Library, Patty Gaspari Bridges.


New improvements to ScienceDirect, with the aid of researcher/collaborators:
  • Fewer clicks
  • Researcher comments and ratings will be integrated with the articles.
  • Preview tabs on tables of content or results pages
  • Navigation is improved by an article “toolbox” which clumps together functions:  ‘cited by”  “download PDF”, “e-mail article”
  • Instant, rollover access to cited reference papers within the body of the citing article
As reported by EContent Magazine XTra, 4/15/08