, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of
Elsevier Reference Modules on ScienceDirect
, which allow researchers to access updated reference content as science progresses.
Note to Editors: To join our media demonstration of Reference Modules on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET, send your name, title, publication and email address to
. You may also request one-on-one interviews and demonstrations.
Reference Modules combine thousands of related reference work articles into one source of trustworthy information that is continuously updated by experts. The first modules available to researchers are
Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering
Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
Researchers benefit by gaining access to the most current foundational content that was previously locked up during the lengthy publishing process. In the past, updated reference work content would have been unavailable to researchers until the publishing cycle was complete, typically a five to seven year process.
Reference Modules include the following:
- Content from Elsevier’s authoritative, peer-reviewed reference works
- Articles that are continuously reviewed, updated as needed and then time stamped by an expert editorial board
- Intuitive subject hierarchies designed by each module’s editorial board that make the articles easy to navigate and find essential information
- Linking to relevant journal articles and book chapters on ScienceDirect for additional information
In addition to providing authoritative foundational content, Reference Modules will help researchers access increasingly interdisciplinary content. With interdisciplinary subject hierarchies, Reference Modules can be used at any stage of the research process and offer a better starting point than the web for exploring a new topic and staying current.