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Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

Ipca Laboratories Ltd


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.”


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


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

About This Data

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