Thursday, 5 March 2009

Science Direct full text searching

Science Direct does not allow searches to be restricted solely to paid-for subscribed content from the usual search screen. This means that the entire holdings of Science Direct are searched by default.

If you want to limit your results only to full text content that the library has paid for or subscribes to then follow these instructions:
  • In Science Direct click on the Advanced Search link in the grey panel
  • Click on the Journals tab above the Term(s) box
  • Next click on the arrow next to All journals in the Source field and highlight subscribed journals
  • Enter your search phrase or keywords (Note: individual keywords must be linked with the word 'and' unless it is a phrase). Phrases and keywords can be combined by using 'and' to link them.
  • Click the Search button

Science Direct Athens username activation

  • First login to the university portal on and off campus
  • Select the My Learning link
  • Select the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet
  • Scroll down the A-Z list on the next page and select Science Direct
If you have not registered with Science Direct, you will need to complete the Activate Athens User Name form which should be displayed before continuing to follow the steps below.
  • Click the Login button at the top right of the screen
  • Click the Athens/Other Institution Login link at the top right of the screen
  • On the next screen Login via Athens or Your Institution click the View all institutions link at the bottom of the grey box
  • On the next screen scroll down to UK Access Management Federation and select University of Greenwich
  • You will now see an Athens login screen - wait to be transferred
  • You will now be logged into Science Direct as University of Greenwich