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Science Direct is a full-text scientific database offering peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Science Direct is part of Elsevier, the scientific, technical and medical information provider.

Please note that the University of Sheffield Library does not subscribe to all Science Direct content. This means that full text access may not be available, although you will be able to access the abstracts of all non-subscribed material. We recommend that you access individual Elsevier ejournal titles via the Library catalogue, StarPlus.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the Science Direct website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library HelpDesk on extension 27200 or email