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Elsevier ScienceDirect Books Case Study

Educational Institution


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.”


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


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.

About This Data

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

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