TechValidate Research on Elsevier ScienceDirect

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10,334 Customers Surveyed

40,406 Data Points Collected

512 Published TechFacts

64 Published Charts

42 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Customer Research

When converting to digital, what companies are you considering purchasing from?

EBSCO
74%
Elsevier / ScienceDirect
74%
Mix of Aggregator and direct publisher
61%
ProQuest
52%
Springer
52%
GOBI/YBP
48%
McGraw Hill
35%
CUP
4%

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

Ipca Laboratories Ltd

Introduction

This case study of Ipca Laboratories Ltd is based on a March 2018 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Searching for some latest articles about drug repurposing.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier ScienceDirect Books:

  • Rates how much they agree with the following statement: “In my work I often…”
    • Do interdisciplinary research: Agree
    • Come across unknown terms: Strongly agree
    • Use books and journals together: Neither agree or disagree
    • Have a lack of time: Agree
    • Need fundamental information: Agree

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books that the surveyed company uses:

  • Reports that a topic page would be useful to a researcher:
    • For investigating a new subject area for multidisciplinary research
    • For learning about a new subject as a student
    • When using as a teaching tool
    • For reading in a current research area
    • When looking up a technique or methodology
  • ScienceDirect topic pages would be useful for:
    • Background reading in a primary specialty
    • Background reading in a new area
    • Planning future research
    • Current research
    • Conferences

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier ScienceDirect Books:

  • Rates how much they agree with the following statement: Topic pages…
    • help them achieve their goals: agree
    • save them time: agree
    • spark new ideas for them: neither agree or disagree
    • provide relevant knowledge: agree
    • teach them about new topics: strongly agree
  • Agrees that topic pages help them to:
    • Learn about an unknown term
    • See different points of view and connections in a topic
    • Quickly access relevant foundational content
    • Access book content they wouldn’t have otherwise found

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Customer Testimonial

Elsevier ScienceDirect helped me understand a basic topic in medical imaging so I can explain it to colleagues.

Terenc Meehan, Student, Quinnipiac University

Elsevier ScienceDirect Customer Testimonial

The Personalized Recommender

Allows me to plan properly for future investigations in my research area and to explore points for consideration in my results, in less time.

Sahar El-Shatoury, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Egypt

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of a educational institution is based on an August 2016 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Good quality books.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier ScienceDirect Books:

  • Solves the following challenge by using Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
    • Gaining additional context for a journal article

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Uses ScienceDirect monthly or project based.
  • Conducts the following type of research as part of their role:
    • Desk research (e.g. secondary research)
  • Used Books or Book chapters for their research in the following situation:
    • Validate ideas/theories

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Elsevier ScienceDirect Books:

  • Values the following key platform advantage offered by Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
    • Is a trusted, authoritative content from a reputable publisher

Elsevier ScienceDirect Customer Research

Please select when this type of paper (an article published before 1995) would be useful to a researcher like yourself:

Looking for foundational knowledge about my area of research
78%
Knowledge gathering when doing interdisciplinary research
42%
Gathering overall knowledge on the evolution of a particular issue
53%
Validating past works and experiments that have already been done
42%
As a catalyst for pursuing new areas of research
27%


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About Elsevier ScienceDirect

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