TechValidate Research on Elsevier ScienceDirect

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10,365 Customers Surveyed

40,519 Data Points Collected

516 Published TechFacts

87 Published Charts

42 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Customer Testimonial

I used it to verify concepts and theories. I am conducting a peer-review of a submitted research manuscript. I tend to not agree with the discussion section so I looked for previous literature related to the subject. This, in turn, is important to back me up in my written response to the authors and the editors.

Vito Butardo Jr., Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology

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.

“Frequently provides a way to get a capsule of history on what has been done in the past, which directions have been already explored and the outcomes of that research.”

“Our students prefer a resource that is not bound by time of day or single format. Ebooks allow them to work where they will at whatever time is convenient and to carry their book with them on their preferred access device.”

Challenges

Solves the following challenges by using Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:

  • Creating materials for a lecture to students (e.g. research examples, student exercises)
  • Professional development
  • Gaining additional context for a journal article
  • Tackling a challenging problem

Use Case

Conducts the following types of research as part of their role:

  • Desk research (e.g. secondary research)
  • Used Books or Book chapters for their research in the following situations:
    • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
    • Suggest a possible path forward if research has stalled, or has gone in an unexpected direction
    • Validate ideas/theories
    • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights
  • Uses ScienceDirect monthly or project based

Results

Values the following key platform advantages offered by Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:

  • Is a trusted, authoritative content from a reputable publisher
  • Is a powerful browse and search tool to find information fast
  • Is easy to download and print
  • Enables portability of the content to other platforms

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of an 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.

“In a given research project, the use of a book can have more impact on the final outcome than all of the other combined resources used.”

Challenges

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

  • Solves the following challenges by using Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
    • The need for interdisciplinary content

Use Case

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

  • Uses ScienceDirect daily.
  • Conducts the following types of research as part of their role:
    • Field research (e.g. primary research)
  • Used Books or Book chapters for their research in the following situations:
    • Suggest a possible path forward when looking for direction

Results

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

  • Values the following key platform advantages offered by Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
    • Is easy to download and print
  • Increased productivity by more than 75% using Books on ScienceDirect.

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%

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Librarian of an educational institution said they would be very likely to recommend Elsevier ScienceDirect Books for this reason:

Chapter PDF downloads make me happy.

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Customer Research

Are any of the following resource trends influencing your decision on transitioning to electronic access?

Reducing or eliminating library space
60%
Budget Pressure
48%
Growing workloads
28%
Declining Staff
27%
Other
25%


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About Elsevier ScienceDirect

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