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What is ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers, teachers, students, health care professionals and information professionals . It combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that you can stay informed in your field, and can work more effectively and efficiently.


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With ScienceDirect, you can navigate across a broad array of high quality journal articles, book chapters and supplementary data that support your understanding and exploration, so that you are always up-to-date and aware of developments impacting your field.

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