Tag "Science Direct"

  • New look for Science Direct

    Science Direct has been redesigned to have a simpler look. It is possible to do a simple search from the front page. However, one of the features valued by students is the ability to get full text straight away. To make sure you only retrieve articles available at Swansea you need to use the Advanced search.

    This will allow you to see more search options including the ability to select only subscribed publications and freely available open access ones.

    You can also see an option for My Favorites.  If you are interested in searching particular journals you can select them as favorites. To do this you need to login even if you are on campus.  If Swansea University is not showing as below, choose Other Institution login then UK Access Management Federation and select Swansea from the list. You can then login with your usual username and password.

    To make journals into favourites, click Journals in the green bar at the top of the screen. Click on each journal you are interested in and you will see
    You can then choose to search just your favourite journals.

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  • Changes to Science Direct off campus

    The publisher has made some changes to the access method for Science Direct off campus. It is now necessary to select Athens / Institution login then UK Access Management Federation and click Swansea University to get a Swansea login box. A brief guide with screenshots can be found in our Blackboard module.

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  • Science Direct / Scopus down for upgrade Sat 25th August

    We have been informed that Science Direct and Scopus will be unavailable from 12.30 on Saturday 25th August to 7am on Sunday 26th for maintenance work leading to a new release. New features will be:

      ScienceDirect:    Easier access to relevant information thanks to a new design for journal article  and book chapter pages as well as improved user experience for RSS feeds, image  search, and other features.

     Scopus:    Easy updates with Alerts Features functionality improvement.

    More information about the new release is on the Elsevier web site.

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