1. At the ScienceDirect homepage, key in your search statement in the box, or click on Advanced Search. You need to use Boolean search techniques in order to get relevant search results in ScienceDirect. Unsure about how to use Boolean? Check out this interactive game.
2. If you've selected Advanced Search, key in your search statement as shown below.
3. At the results page, use the filters on the left to refine your search results if necessary. For scientific research topics, currency is important so make use of the publication date filter!
Click on the article title you wish to view.
4. At the article page, you can read the full text or click on the download button to save the article as a PDF.
ScienceDirect has both Review as well as Research articles.
Original research articles are usually written by the people who conducted the research.
Review articles are summaries of current research on a certain topic. Reading a review article is an excellent way to find out more about a topic.
Use the filters to narrow your results to choice of article type.