TechValidate Research on Elsevier ScienceDirect

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Elsevier ScienceDirect Case Study

Large Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise computer software company is based on a December 2020 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

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

  • Platform ease of use
  • Content quality
  • Content coverage
  • More than 50%

Use Case

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

  • Accelerate research, improve commercial viability
  • Uncover more novel science
  • Make decisions based on the high-quality scientific information

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier ScienceDirect:

    • Provide trusted and reliable scientific information: Excellent
    • Determine how novel an idea is and whether it might be patented: Excellent
    • Avoiding dead-ends in the innovation process: Good
    • Making go, no-go decision on key projects: N/A
    • Support patent applications: Very well
    • Build an understanding of state-of-art technology and science: Excellent
    • Provide knowledge required to “build on” current science: Very well
    • Generate new ideas that may lead to new products or enhance existing ones: Very well
    • Provide reliable research and data to support project and experimental decisions: Very well
    • Save time by providing immediate access to knowledge: Good
    • Save time by not repeating the work of others: Good
    • Save time by reducing the number sources that are needed to make decisions: Good
    • Reduce risk based on peer-reviewed information for validating investment ideas: N/A
    • Efficiently provides answers to questions: Good

Elsevier ScienceDirect Case Study

Large Enterprise Computer Hardware Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise computer hardware company is based on a December 2020 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Doing literature search on risks and benefits of medical devices”

“No suggestions”

Challenges

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

  • Platform ease of use
  • Content quality
  • 10-24%

Use Case

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

  • Use my time efficiently and effectively

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier ScienceDirect:

    • Provide trusted and reliable scientific information: Excellent
    • Determine how novel an idea is and whether it might be patented: Very well
    • Avoiding dead-ends in the innovation process: Good
    • Making go, no-go decision on key projects: N/A
    • Support patent applications: N/A
    • Build an understanding of state-of-art technology and science: Excellent
    • Provide knowledge required to “build on” current science: Excellent
    • Generate new ideas that may lead to new products or enhance existing ones: Very well
    • Provide reliable research and data to support project and experimental decisions: Very well
    • Save time by providing immediate access to knowledge: N/A
    • Save time by not repeating the work of others: N/A
    • Save time by reducing the number sources that are needed to make decisions: N/A
    • Reduce risk based on peer-reviewed information for validating investment ideas: N/A
    • Efficiently provides answers to questions: N/A

Elsevier ScienceDirect Case Study

Fortune 500 Computer Hardware Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 computer hardware company is based on a December 2020 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our researchers often ask for review articles, and ScienceDirect is a great source; easy to search and navigate.”

“No suggestions, everything works fine.”

Challenges

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

  • Platform ease of use
  • Content quality
  • Content coverage
  • 10-24%

Use Case

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

  • Stimulate innovation and support the journey of research innovation
  • Use my time efficiently and effectively

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier ScienceDirect:

    • Provide trusted and reliable scientific information: Excellent
    • Determine how novel an idea is and whether it might be patented: N/A
    • Avoiding dead-ends in the innovation process: N/A
    • Making go, no-go decision on key projects: N/A
    • Support patent applications: Very well
    • Build an understanding of state-of-art technology and science: Excellent
    • Provide knowledge required to “build on” current science: Excellent
    • Generate new ideas that may lead to new products or enhance existing ones: Very well
    • Provide reliable research and data to support project and experimental decisions: Excellent
    • Save time by providing immediate access to knowledge: Excellent
    • Save time by not repeating the work of others: Excellent
    • Save time by reducing the number sources that are needed to make decisions: Excellent
    • Reduce risk based on peer-reviewed information for validating investment ideas: Very well
    • Efficiently provides answers to questions: Very well

Elsevier ScienceDirect Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer services company is based on a December 2020 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

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

  • Content quality
  • Content coverage
  • 10-24%

Use Case

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

  • Stimulate innovation and support the journey of research innovation
  • Improve R&D productivity
  • Use my time efficiently and effectively
  • Make decisions based on the high-quality scientific information

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier ScienceDirect:

    • Provide trusted and reliable scientific information: Good
    • Determine how novel an idea is and whether it might be patented: Good
    • Avoiding dead-ends in the innovation process: Good
    • Making go, no-go decision on key projects: Good
    • Support patent applications: Good
    • Build an understanding of state-of-art technology and science: Good
    • Provide knowledge required to “build on” current science: Good
    • Generate new ideas that may lead to new products or enhance existing ones: Good
    • Provide reliable research and data to support project and experimental decisions: Good
    • Save time by providing immediate access to knowledge: Very well
    • Save time by not repeating the work of others: Very well
    • Save time by reducing the number sources that are needed to make decisions: Very well
    • Reduce risk based on peer-reviewed information for validating investment ideas: Good
    • Efficiently provides answers to questions: Good

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 Case Study

Medium Enterprise Pharmaceuticals Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise pharmaceuticals company is based on a March 2018 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“I like to do a background reading on different methods before I decide which method is appropriate for our lab.”

“Saved me time searching for relevant information.”

“Science direct has an excellent source of material pertinent to my line of work.”

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: Neither agree or disagree
    • Come across unknown terms: Agree
    • Use books and journals together: Agree
    • Have a lack of time: Neither agree or disagree
    • 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:
    • When coming across an unfamiliar term in a journal article
    • 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
    • Current research

Results

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

  • Rates how much they agree with the following statement: Topic pages…
    • Helps them to achieve their goals: Neither agree or disagree
    • Saves them time: Agree
    • Sparks new ideas for them: Agree
    • Provides relevant knowledge: Agree
    • Teaches them about new topics: 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
    • Keep up to date on a topic
    • Access book content they wouldn’t have otherwise found
    • Discover more

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

Swinburne University Of Technology

Introduction

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

“I am verifying whether a concept applies to a particular theory. I am peer-reviewing a manuscript and I would like to determine whether the discussion being espoused by the authors are technically sound.”

“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 writing my response to the authors and the editors.”

“Yes. ScienceDirect is like a customized technical encyclopedia. It is better than Wikipedia because it provides authoritative peer-reviewed publications and book chapters (from renowned authors) related to the subject. It automatically collates relevant information in one centralized information.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization 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: Strongly agree
    • Come across unknown terms: Agree
    • Use books and journals together: Strongly agree
    • Have a lack of time: Strongly agree
    • Need fundamental information: Strongly agree

Use Case

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

  • Reports that a topic page would be useful to a researcher:
    • For investigating a new subject area for multidisciplinary research
    • When coming across an unfamiliar term in a journal article
    • For learning about a new subject as a student
    • When using as a teaching tool
    • When looking up a technique or methodology
    • Ability to find related and most recent books or book chapters
  • ScienceDirect topic pages would be useful for:
    • Background reading in a primary specialty
    • Background reading in a new area
    • Planning future research
    • Teaching or coursework
    • Verifying theories, techniques, concepts during the peer-review process

Results

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

  • Rates how much they agree with the following statement: Topic pages…
    • Help them achieve their goals: Strongly agree
    • Save them time: Strongly agree
    • Spark new ideas for them: Agree
    • Provide relevant knowledge: Strongly agree
    • teach them about new topics: Strongly agree
  • Agrees that topic pages help them to:
    • See different points of view and connections in a topic
    • Understand and interpret scientific literature
    • Quickly access relevant foundational content
    • Keep up to date on a topic
    • Access book content they wouldn’t have otherwise found
    • Discover more
    • Save time

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.

“The range of subject matter is much broader in books.”

“ScienceDirect Books are quality materials and the platform is very stable.”

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:
    • Creating materials for a lecture to students (e.g. research examples, student exercises)
    • Professional development

Use Case

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

  • Uses ScienceDirect weekly.
  • 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:
    • Support serendipitous moments (e.g. helping to spark a new line of thinking)
    • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

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 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
    • Supports multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location
    • Is a single platform/log-in with integrated book and journal content
    • 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.

“Books on ScienceDirect provide more background information; larger bibliography, context for research, and summaries of theories and studies.”

“Great content and reputable publishers.”

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
    • Checking results of experiments
    • Publishing research findings
    • Professional development
    • Gaining additional context for a journal article
    • Tackling a challenging problem

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 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:
    • Suggest a possible path forward when looking for direction
    • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
    • Validate ideas/theories
    • Narrow the focus and put them on a path toward your research focus
    • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

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 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
    • Supports multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location
    • Is a single platform/log-in with integrated book and journal content
    • Enables portability of the content to other platforms
  • Increased productivity by 10% to 24% using Books on ScienceDirect.

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

Small Business Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business health care company is based on an August 2016 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company 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.”

“A different perspective, often more focused.”

“The books are excellent resources. They help doctors to be and doctors to be their best; to have the knowledge they need to help others.”

Challenges

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

  • Solves the following challenges by using Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
    • Tackling a challenging problem

Use Case

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

  • Uses ScienceDirect daily.
  • Conducts the following types of research as part of their role:
    • Clinical research
  • Used Books or Book chapters for their research in the following situations:
    • Suggest a possible path forward when looking for direction
    • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
    • Support serendipitous moments (e.g. helping to spark a new line of thinking)
    • Narrow the focus and put them on a path toward your research focus
    • Facilitate new paths for investigation that they would not have otherwise been able to see
    • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

Results

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

  • 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
    • Supports multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location
    • Is a single platform/log-in with integrated book and journal content
    • Enables portability of the content to other platforms
  • Increased productivity by 25% to 49% using Books on ScienceDirect.

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 Books Case Study

Mexican Institute of Petroleum

Introduction

This case study of the Mexican Institute of Petroleum is based on an August 2016 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Ability to collaborate and knowledge share with colleagues via Mendeley.”

“Books on ScienceDirect saves my team time and facilitates the development of research activities.”

“When looking to solve a specific problem, a single use of an Elsevier 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:

  • Uses Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect to solve the following challenges:
    • Foundational content
    • Interdisciplinary content
    • Brainstorming innovative ideas
    • Tackling a challenging problem
    • Professional development

Use Case

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

  • Uses ScienceDirect monthly or project based.
  • Conducts field research (e.g. primary research) as part of the role.
  • Used Books or Boom chapters in their research to accomplish the following:
    • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
    • Validate ideas/theories
    • Facilitate new paths for investigation that they would not have otherwise been able to see
    • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

Results

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

  • Values the following platform advantages offered by Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
    • Ability to access books together with journals on a single platform
    • Ability to link out from references into various other content types
    • Powerful browse and search to find information fast
    • Ease of downloading and printing
    • Single platform/log-in with integrated book and journal
    • Portability of the content to other platforms (e-readers, tablets,smart phones, etc.)
    • Ability to collaborate and knowledge share with colleagues via Mendeley
    • Strongly accessible platform for users requiring additional support
  • Increased productivity by 50% to 74% using Books on ScienceDirect.

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

ARAMCO Services Company

Introduction

This case study of ARAMCO Services Company is based on an August 2016 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The eBooks enable us to research the subject deeply with all references available.”

“The benefit from using Elsevier Books provides us with a general view and the possible development of ideas we didn’t think about.”

“When looking to solve a specific problem, a single 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 company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier ScienceDirect Books:

  • Uses Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect to solve the following challenges:
    • Generating new direction for a project
    • Brainstorming innovative ideas
    • Tackling a challenging problem
    • Professional development

Use Case

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

  • Uses ScienceDirect monthly or project based.
  • Conducts field research (e.g. primary research) as part of the role.
  • Used Books or Boom chapters in their research to accomplish the following:
    • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
    • Validate ideas/theories
    • Support serendipitous moments (e.g. helping to spark a new line of thinking)
    • Narrow the focus and put them on a path toward their research focus
    • Facilitate new paths for investigation that they would not have otherwise been able to see
    • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

Results

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

  • Values the following platform advantages offered by Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
    • Ability to access books together with journals on a single platform
    • Ability to link out from references into various other content types
    • Trusted, authoritative content from a reputable publisher
    • Powerful browse and search to find information fast
    • Ease of downloading and printing
    • Ability to support multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location
    • Single platform/log-in with integrated book and journal
    • Strongly accessible platform for users requiring additional support
  • Increased productivity by 50% to 74% using Books on ScienceDirect.

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.

“Books provide more opportunity for peer review and discussion threads.”

“We buy books on ScienceDirect because of the breadth of the collection.”

Challenges

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

  • The need for interdisciplinary content
  • Professional development

Use Case

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

  • Uses ScienceDirect weekly
  • 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
    • Narrow the focus and put them on a path toward your research focus
    • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

Results

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

  • Is easy to download and print
  • Is a single platform/log-in with integrated book and journal content

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.

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

“They can provide a great overview of a new research area. They can introduce a new area to a researcher following up on an interdisciplinary study idea.”

“I strongly prefer to purchase the Elsevier eBook version instead of a third party version, owing mostly to their approach to DRM.”

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:
    • Creating materials for a lecture to students (e.g. research examples, student exercises)
    • Preparing a paper for a conference
    • Writing a research proposal
    • Professional development
    • Gaining additional context for a journal article
    • Tackling a challenging problem
    • It’s great to provide books to our faculty and students because it’s not bogged down with confusing DRM. Their use can be flexible and reliable.

Use Case

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

  • Uses ScienceDirect weekly.
  • Used Books or Book chapters for their research in the following situations:
    • Suggest a possible path forward when looking for direction
    • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
    • Suggest a possible path forward if research has stalled, or has gone in an unexpected direction
    • Support serendipitous moments (e.g. helping to spark a new line of thinking)
    • Narrow the focus and put them on a path toward your research focus
    • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

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
    • Supports multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location

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.

“Elsevier ScienceDirect Books offer greater depth on a specific subject, can cover multiple subjects and provides quality content and subject coverage.”

Challenges

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

  • I purchase Elesieve books as a librarian for our students and faculty. I am not teching and research faculty member

Use Case

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

  • Uses ScienceDirect weekly
  • 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:
    • Suggest a possible path forward when looking for direction
    • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
    • Validate ideas/theories
    • Narrow the focus and put them on a path toward your research focus
    • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

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
  • Supports multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location
  • Is a single platform/log-in with integrated book and journal content

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

Pucp

Introduction

This case study of PUCP is based on an August 2016 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

““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.””

“Elsevier ScienceDirect Books offer the capacity for long-term analysis and practicality and efficiency.”

Challenges

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

  • The need for interdisciplinary content
  • Checking results of experiments
  • Professional development

Use Case

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

  • Uses ScienceDirect weekly
  • 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:
    • Suggest a possible path forward when looking for direction
    • Validate ideas/theories
    • Support serendipitous moments (e.g. helping to spark a new line of thinking)

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
  • Increased productivity by 50% to 74% using Books on ScienceDirect

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.

“I trust the the brand of the publisher and the books are high quality.”

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)
  • Publishing research findings

Use Case

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

  • Uses ScienceDirect weekly
  • 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:
    • Facilitate new paths for investigation that they would not have otherwise been able to see
    • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

Results

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

  • Is a trusted, authoritative content from a reputable publisher
  • Increased productivity by 25% to 49% using Books on ScienceDirect.
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

    University Of Kwazulu Natal

    Introduction

    This case study of University of Kwazulu-Natal is based on an August 2016 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “Books provide interactivity, graphics/images and bookmarking.”

    “We purchased books from Elsevier because they provide the added quality our students and researchers need, when making a difference through their contribution to the greater knowledge economy.”

    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)
    • Writing a research proposal
    • Publishing research findings
    • 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 daily
    • Conducts the following types of research as part of their role:
      • Desk research (e.g. secondary research)
      • 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
      • Validate ideas/theories
      • Narrow the focus and put them on a path toward your research focus
      • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

    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
    • Supports multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location
    • Is a single platform/log-in with integrated book and journal content
    • Enables portability of the content to other platforms
    • Increased productivity by 50% to 74% using Books on ScienceDirect

    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.

    “We use Elsevier ScienceDirect Books to keep abreast with the latest information in our plant biotechnology research area and for extensive and updated information on a particular topic.”

    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)
    • Writing a research proposal
    • Publishing research findings

    Use Case

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

    • Uses ScienceDirect daily
    • Conducts the following type of research as part of their role:
      • Bench research (e.g. lab-based research)
    • Used Books or Book chapters for their research in the following situations:
      • Facilitate new paths for investigation that they would not have otherwise been able to see
      • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

    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
    • Increased productivity by 25% to 49% using Books on ScienceDirect

    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.

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

    “Elsevier Books provide us with in-depth detail and historical perspective.”

    “We purchase books on ScienceDirect to support our curriculum.”

    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
      • 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 situations:
      • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
      • Suggest a possible path forward if research has stalled, or has gone in an unexpected direction
      • Validate ideas/theories
      • Narrow the focus and put them on a path toward your research focus

    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 a powerful browse and search tool to find information fast
      • Is easy to download and print
      • Supports multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location
      • Is a single platform/log-in with integrated book and journal content

    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 Books Case Study

    Texas Tech University

    Introduction

    This case study of Texas Tech University is based on an August 2016 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “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.”

    “Elsevier Books on ScienceDirect provide us fast access and are a reliable source.”

    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:
      • Creating materials for a lecture to students (e.g. research examples, student exercises)

    Use Case

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

    • Uses ScienceDirect weekly.
    • Conducts the following type of research as part of their role:
      • librarian searching articles for others

    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 single platform/log-in with integrated book and journal content

    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.

    “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.”

    “Elsevier Books provide a summary of information scattered through dozens / hundreds of journal articles. Topics are presented in a different way to facilitate understanding.”

    “Elsevier is one of the publishers who offer eBooks with good content, efficient workflows, and user-friendly formats.”

    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:
      • Creating materials for a lecture to students (e.g. research examples, student exercises)
      • Professional development
      • 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 situations:
      • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
      • Support serendipitous moments (e.g. helping to spark a new line of thinking)
      • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

    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
      • Supports multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location

    Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

    Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company

    Introduction

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

    “Elsevier Books tend to give a more well-rounded approach than a one-off article.”

    Challenges

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

    • Solves the following challenges by using Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
      • Preparing a paper for a conference
      • Professional development

    Use Case

    The key features and functionalities of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books that the surveyed company 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 situations:
      • Validate ideas/theories
      • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

    Results

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

    • Values the following key platform advantages offered by Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
      • Is a trusted, authoritative content from a reputable publisher
      • Supports multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location

    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.

    “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.”

    “Coherent theme amongst different authors (similar to special issue, but special issues are more rare these days). Elaborated content with deep exposition and significance.”

    “We like the approach to DRM.”

    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
      • Professional development
      • facilitating faculty and student use of important content

    Use Case

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

    • Uses ScienceDirect weekly.
    • Conducts the following types of research as part of their role:
      • Desk research (e.g. secondary research)
      • Clinical research
      • Field research (e.g. primary research)
    • Used Books or Book chapters for their research in the following situations:
      • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
      • Validate ideas/theories
      • Support serendipitous moments (e.g. helping to spark a new line of thinking)

    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 a trusted, authoritative content from a reputable publisher
      • Is easy to download and print
      • Supports multi-user/concurrent access at any time from any location
      • Enables portability of the content to other platforms
    • Increased productivity by 25% to 49% using Books on ScienceDirect.

    Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

    Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

    Introduction

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

    “We used books written on volcanics to obtain specific densities of some types of volcanic rocks. It was really very critical to construct a structural model for a volcanic region.”

    “When looking to solve a specific problem, a single use of a book can have more impact on the final outcome than all of the other combined resources used.”

    Challenges

    • Uses Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect to solve the following challenge:
      • Professional development

    Use Case

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

    • Uses ScienceDirect weekly
    • Conducts field research (e.g. primary research) as part of the role
    • Used Books or Boom chapters in their research to accomplish the following:
      • Validate ideas/theories

    Results

    • Values the following platform advantages offered by Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
      • Ability to link out from references into various other content types
    • Increased productivity by 10% to 24% using Books on ScienceDirect

    Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

    Attock Refinery Limited

    Introduction

    This case study of Attock Refinery Limited is based on an August 2016 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “Elsevier ScienceDirect Book offers us with quick and the most up-to date information available.”

    “We have a number of issues on-hand to solve. The guidance from ebooks will definitely support in problem solving.”

    Challenges

    • Uses Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect to solve the following challenges:
      • Foundational content
      • Interdisciplinary content
      • Generating new direction for a project
      • Brainstorming innovative ideas
      • Onboarding a new team member
      • Getting up to speed in a new area
      • Gaining additional context for a journal article
      • Tackling a challenging problem
      • Professional development

    Use Case

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

    • Uses ScienceDirect Has plan to start using it
    • Conducts field research (e.g. primary research) as part of the role
    • Used Books or Boom chapters in their research to accomplish the following:
      • Suggest a possible path forward when looking for direction
      • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
      • Suggest a possible path forward if research has stalled, or has gone in an unexpected direction
      • Validate ideas/theories
      • Support serendipitous moments (e.g. helping to spark a new line of thinking)
      • Narrow the focus and put them on a path toward their research focus
      • Facilitate new paths for investigation that they would not have otherwise been able to see
      • Lead to other resources via citations, references, and insights

    Results

    • Values the following platform advantages offered by Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
      • Its early to comment. Will start using this facility in my interest
    • Increased productivity by more than 75% using Books on ScienceDirect

    Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

    Medium Enterprise Automotive & Transport Company

    Introduction

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

    “Elsevier ScienceDirect Books helped us find out a solution while working in a development project and thereby saved time.”

    “When looking to solve a specific problem, a single use of a book can have more impact on the final outcome than all of the other combined resources used.”

    Challenges

    • Uses Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect to solve the following challenges:
      • Generating new direction for a project
      • Brainstorming innovative ideas
      • Gaining additional context for a journal article
      • Professional development

    Use Case

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

    • Uses ScienceDirect monthly or project based
    • Conducts field research (e.g. primary research) as part of the role
    • Used Books or Boom chapters in their research to accomplish the following:
      • Suggest a possible path forward when looking for direction
      • Explore unfamiliar subject matter
      • Validate ideas/theories

    Results

    • Values the following platform advantages offered by Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
      • Ability to access books together with journals on a single platform
      • Trusted, authoritative content from a reputable publisher
    • Increased productivity by 10% to 24% using Books on ScienceDirect

    Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

    Oil And Gas Development Company Limited

    Introduction

    This case study of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited is based on an August 2016 survey of Elsevier ScienceDirect Books customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “Books on ScienceDirect are coherent and comprehensive.”

    “I use books for report writing, course conducting and preparing presentations.”

    “When looking to solve a specific problem, a single use of a book can have more impact on the final outcome than all of the other combined resources used.”

    Challenges

    • Uses Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect to solve the following challenge:
      • Interdisciplinary content

    Use Case

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

    • Uses ScienceDirect monthly or project based
    • Conducts desk research (e.g. secondary research) as part of the role
    • Used Books or Boom chapters in their research to accomplish the following:
      • Validate ideas/theories

    Results

    • Values the following platform advantages offered by Books from Elsevier on ScienceDirect:
      • Trusted, authoritative content from a reputable publisher
    • Increased productivity by 25% to 49% using Books on ScienceDirect



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