ScienceDirect introduces interface improvements September 6
This month’s release offers users a new and more unified interface on the My Alerts page. The alert page enhancements make it easier to modify, save and delete alerts without having to leave the page. In addition, search types have been reordered for easier selection and users can now choose between journal, topic and search alerts. In addition, the order of the email contents have changed with Table of Contents now listed first and Articles in Press second. Users can get started with these new alert tools by opening the dropdown menu from the ‘+’ symbol adjacent to their username on ScienceDirect and choosing the ‘Manage My Alerts’ option.
Do More with Mendeley, Book Citations and Document Download
Exporting PDF options have also improved and users can now download and save multiple ‘Recommended Articles’ to Mendeley for later review. Another new function with this release is the ability to export book citations without having to download the citations first. Lastly, this release includes a new more reliable and faster document download manager.
Seamless export to Mendeley
You can now, easily and seamlessly, export citations and/or full text PDF articles directly from ScienceDirect into Mendeley.
From the article page, choose the export menu and directly save the citation to Mendeley.
The newly integrated Mendeley importer lets you download a PDF full text article and save to your Mendeley library, together with tags and any notes you wish to add about the article.
ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world’s science, technology and medical published content. UML has full text access to 1,590 peer-reviewed journals with citations and detailed abstracts available for over 1,000 other journals. Apart from the sciences, computer science, mathematics, business and economics are also covered. In addition, the Backfiles program offers the ability to search a historical archive of over 6.75 million articles back to Volume 1, Issue 1. The collections contain 4 million articles prior to 1995, and 2.75 million articles from after 1994.