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Other users:  Online Access

Online Access  (direct search for ebooks and journal titles)
Online Access  (search by ScienceDirect Topics, which provides excerpts from related books and reference works)

Off-campus Access Rights : P - PolyU Staff/Students only
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ScienceDirect is a collection of scientific articles accessible through the Internet. It contains the full-text of a rich collection of Elsevier journals and books in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Economics, Business and Management Science
  • Engineering, Energy and Technology
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Social Science

In addition, PolyU can access the following 10 Backfile Collections for ScienceDirect online journals:

  1. Business, Management and Accounting Supplement
  2. Chemical Engineering Supplement
  3. Economics, Econometrics and Finance Supplement
  4. Inorganic Chemistry Supplement
  5. Mathematics Supplement
  6. Organic Chemistry Supplement
  7. Physical and Analytical Chemistry Supplement
  8. Physics General Supplement
  9. Psychology Supplement
  10. Social Science Supplement

Important Notes:

  • Users should not use Virtual Private Network (VPN) service when accessing e-resources from off campus. This may trigger suspension of user's account.
  • For security reason, you are advised to change NetPassword regularly via IdPortal and follow the password rules. Please visit the ITS website for details.