Posts Tagged ‘ScienceDirect’
A nice presentation including disruptive features such as applications, etc.
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The four most popular search engines PubMed/MEDLINE, ScienceDirect, Scopus and Google Scholar are investigated to assess which search engine is most effective for literature research in laser medicine. Their search features are described and the results of a performance test are compared according to the criteria (1) recall, (2) precision, and (3) importance.
As expected, the search features provided by PubMed/MEDLINE with a comprehensive investigation of medical documents are found to be exceptional compared to the other search engines.
However the most effective search engine for an overview of a topic is Scopus, followed by ScienceDirect and Google Scholar.
With regard to the criterion “importance” Scopus and Google Scholar are
clearly more successful than their competitors.
All in all Scopus is the most effective search engine if one requires only an overview of the topic. For a widespread and in-depth investigation in the area of life science and closely related topics, PubMed/MEDLINE is more appropriate
Tober, Markus. PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus or Google Scholar – Which is the best search engine for an effective literature research in laser medicine? Medical Laser Application. Volume 26, Issue 3, August 2011,
Pages 139-144. Basic Investigations for diagnostic purposes
As far as I Know, this is the first published review of the recent Sciverse ScienceDirect.
The author gives an in-depth vision of the product: search facilities, screen shots, resources content, list of improvements, etc.
He reminds the aim of the project: “The aim seems to be not only to create an interface that provides broad functionality on par with other database search tools that many searchers use regularly but also to create an open platform that could be changed to respond effectively to the needs of customers”.
Conclusions of the reviewer are rather positive:
“The image search is a handy feature. The images search allows users to find articles containing images, including tables, in which they are interested. This allows users to not only use those images but also to cite them properly by their article of origin. (…)
SciVerse has its shortcomings, but it is an excellent all-around search tool. (…). by offering advanced keyword searching, citation searching, a very solid image search, strong tools within the list of returns, and an integrated package, Elsevier has made an extremely useful product for the research community.”
Bengtson, Jason (2011). ‘ScienceDirect Through SciVerse: A New Way To Approach Elsevier’, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 30: 1, 42 — 49
According several Elsevier communications to customers:
SciVerse would be launched at the end of August 2010.
It will enable an integrated search across ScienceDirect, Scopus,
Scirus, and greater interoperability across the applications.
Additional applications will provide value-added capabilities such as
search refinements and analytics leveraging the combined content.
It would combine:
- 42 millions of abstracts (Scopus)
- 10 millions of full-text (ScienceDirect)
- 10,000 ebooks
- + Scientific web (Scirus)
- + Scientific wiki (SciTopics)
- + Specific applications from SciVal (Research Performance evaluation)
New SciVerse applications such as search within experimental methods and
analysis of prolific authors will result in faster and more precise
results. Combining the three world leading STM resources under a common
SciVerse search interface, will provide an unparalleled resource for
researchers to accelerate discovery and scientific outcome.
At the end of August 2010 the SciVerse platform will be introduced FREE
OF CHARGE as an enhancement to existing ScienceDirect and/or Scopus
subscription as well as being integrated with Scirus.
www.sciverse.com (as of end of august)
Elsevier has introduced a new feature on ScienceDirect that improves the discoverability and usefulness of scientific chemistry content.
This added functionality seeks to enhance the value of the content for both authors and readers in chemistry.
Starting with two Elsevier chemistry journals, authors are invited to submit structure (MOL) files of their key compounds alongside their articles.
Elsevier will use these structure files to add compound identifiers – International Chemical Identifier (InChI) keys – to the article, increasing the discoverability of both the article and its key compounds on ScienceDirect.
In addition, the structure files are used to visually display all key compounds of the article in a single scrollable list, with additional functionality such as links to Reaxys, Elsevier’s web-based chemistry database, and Google.
Press release in KnowledgeSpeak
Elsevier has announced that it is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its online scientific research platform, ScienceDirect.
The tenth anniversary also marks the addition of the ten millionth article to the database, which contains full-text articles and book chapters.
ScienceDirect became fully operational in 2000 when it surpassed one million articles and launched its backfiles initiative, adding literature published prior to 1994.
According to Elsevier, it has since then become the largest and most extensive resource of its kind.
The platform was created to help scientists quickly find the most relevant content for their specific research objectives by offering search, reference and discovery tools.
Institutions worldwide currently offer ScienceDirect to their faculty and students, with up to twenty articles downloaded per second from the platform.
Press release from KnowledgeSpeak.
“As a result of this lack of time, people are just hyper-focused on
Science, Nature and PNAS” said Linda Nordling in the Gardian.
A quick look of last TOP25 hottest articles shows up that 11 millions of ScienceDirect readers are as well hyper-focused on the 2 major journals published by Elsevier.
Despite that the platform offers more than 2,500 titles (25% of the global science publisher claims Elsevier), Cell and The Lancet can concentrate up to 100% of 25 top read articles in ScienceDirect.
- Jan-Mar 2010: Cell, 13 + The Lancet, 5 : 72%
- Oct-Dec 2009: Cell, 13 + The Lancet, 8 : 84%
- Jul-Sept 2009: Cell, 9 + The Lancet, 4 : 52%
- Apr-Jun 2009: Cell, 8 + The Lancet, 3 : 44%
- Jan-Mar 2009: Cell, 10 + The Lancet, 0 : 20%
- Jan-Mar 2008: Cell, 18 + The Lancet, 1 : 76%
- Jan-Mar 2007: Cell, 21 + The Lancet, 1 : 88%
- Jan-Mar 2006: Cell, 19 + The Lancet, 4 : 92%
- Jan-Mar 2005: Cell, 23 + The Lancet, 2 : 100%
STM publisher Springer recently commissioned a report from research firm Outsell titled “Establishing Value and ROI: Investing in STM E-Journals and E-Books. The study includes a survey of 573 end users in corporate settings and several in-depth interviews.
The survey highlights that experimented clients rely on librarians expertise. “While an internet search engine such as Google is the most popular place for users to turn to when first seeking information (79% of respondents), library subscriptions to content are a close second. This reliance underscores the valuable role of the library or information services group, as does the third-highest option of seeking the advice of colleagues or experts (including librarians) within the organization“
86% of biophama and research respondents stated that they frequently relied upon STM content.
“Respondents felt that the biggest impact on their jobs with regards to ejournals usage over the past year related to time savings, most (81%) because the information was easily accessible through their library or information center and more than half (59%) because they avoided duplication of research that had already been conducted“.
According respondents, the most relied upon STM publishers for ejournals are:
- Elsevier ScienceDirect: 48% of respondents
- Springer, 46%
- Wiley-Blackwell, 34%
- PubMed, 27%, Thomson 16%, etc.
Filter terms in NextBio offer a fast way to know the expertise of an author at a glance.
Tags size are proportional to relevance of keywords…
A. Yonath is one of the 3 latest Nobel (Chemistry) for mapping
the ribosome at the atomic level.
P.S.: NextBio clustering features are also used in ScienceDirect…
The Elsevier TrainingDesk is the place where the publisher makes
available online trainings for major products like Scopus,
ScienceDirect, Illmuni8, etc., including videos from YouTube.
It includes now also trainings produced by the Elsevier’s customers