TechValidate Research on Elsevier ScienceDirect

Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

Educational Institution


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.”


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


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

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Elsevier ScienceDirect by TechValidate.

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