TechValidate Research on Elsevier ScienceDirect

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Elsevier ScienceDirect Customer Research

What were you searching for today?

A journal article
53%
A book chapter
41%
I just wanted an answer!
40%

Elsevier ScienceDirect Customer Research

If you no longer had access to ScienceDirect, how much additional time would you spend collecting equivalent information?

10-24%: 28%
25-49%: 17%
I could not find the equivalent information without access to ScienceDirect: 14%
More than 50%: 14%
Less than 10%: 10%
No difference in time: 10%
Other: 7%

Elsevier ScienceDirect Customer Research

In comparison to other tools you have used, what do you like most about ScienceDirect?

Platform ease of use
61%
Content coverage
43%
Books and Journals together on one platform
36%
Content quality
32%
ScienceDirect is similar to other tools we use
25%
Content uniqueness
14%

Elsevier ScienceDirect Customer Research

What other information sources or tools do you use in your work?

Wiley
57%
Google Scholar
50%
Springerlink
46%
Research Gate
36%
Reprints Desk
32%
PubMed Central
25%
RightFind Document Delivery
14%
Academia.edu
11%
Nature Research
11%
PLOS ONE
7%

Elsevier ScienceDirect Customer Research

How would you rate ScienceDirect regards to improving R&D productivity in the following areas?

Excellent Very Well Good Needs Improvement N/A

Save time by providing immediate access to knowledge
Save time by not repeating the work of others
Save time by reducing the number sources that are needed to make decisions
Reduce risk based on peer-reviewed information for validating investment ideas
Efficiently provides answers to questions

Elsevier ScienceDirect Customer Research

How would you rate ScienceDirect regards to supporting research in the following tasks?

Excellent Very well Good Needs Improvement N/A

Provide trusted and reliable scientific information
Avoiding dead-ends in the innovation process
Making go, no-go decision on key projects
Determine how novel an idea is and whether it might be patented
Support patent applications

Elsevier ScienceDirect Customer Research

ScienceDirect has supported me in achieving the following business objectives:

Make decisions based on the high-quality scientific information
60%
Uncover more novel science
40%
Use my time efficiently and effectively
40%
Improve R&D productivity
33%
Accelerate research, improve commercial viability
27%
Stimulate innovation and support the journey of research innovation
27%

Elsevier ScienceDirect Customer Research

How often do you use ScienceDirect?

On a project base: 39%
Weekly: 23%
Monthly: 16%
Bi-weekly: 10%
Daily: 6%
Other: 6%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Librarian respondents in NOAM (US & Canada)

If you use ScienceDirect, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by ScienceDirect.

Finding relevant content/conducting literature searches
89%
Teaching information literacy
53%
Showing students/faculty members how to stay current in field(s) of study (e.g. setting alerts)
50%
Identifying foundational literature and its value to coursework
39%
Other
13%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Librarian respondents in NOAM (US & Canada)

If you use ScienceDirect, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by ScienceDirect.

Finding relevant content/conducting literature searches
89%
Showing students/faculty members how to stay current in field(s) of study (e.g. setting alerts)
61%
Teaching information literacy
55%
Identifying foundational literature and its value to coursework
46%
Other
5%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty respondents in EMLA

If you use Digital Commons, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by Digital Commons.

Visible sharing of course materials
54%
Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
55%
Identifying areas of interest for lesson plans/creating course syllabus
45%
Other
9%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty respondents in EMLA

If you use Reaxys, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by Reaxys.

Staying current in field(s) of study
54%
Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
48%
Staying informed about advances
41%
Applying practical know how
32%
Completing assignments for a course
22%
Other
16%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty respondents in EMLA

If you use Scopus, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by Scopus.

Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
72%
Staying current in field(s) of study
69%
Identifying citations & credibility of sources
69%
Performing literature reviews
69%
Staying informed about advances
47%
Identifying areas of interest for lesson plans/creating course syllabus
35%
Helping my students improve their writing skills
31%
Designing assignments & assigning reading lists
27%
Applying practical know how
23%
Media & information literacy
19%
Completing assignments for a course
16%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty respondents in EMLA

If you use ScienceDirect, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by ScienceDirect.

Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
80%
Staying current in field(s) of study
75%
Identifying foundational literature and its value to coursework
55%
Improving writing skills
37%
Designing assignments & assigning reading lists
37%
Completing assignments for a course
29%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty respondents in EMLA

From the list below, which are your top priorities related to supporting Teaching & Learning goals?

Very important Important Neutral Low importance Not at all important

Creating/updating syllabi (incl: assignments)
Making Open Educational Resources (OER) & open textbooks available
Remote access to databases (research and A&I databases)
Driving student engagement & success
Engaging with the library for materials & support

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty respondents in EMLA

Type of institution:

Primarily education (Undergraduate up to Master’s level or equivalent; Liberal Arts, Arts & Humanities): 17%
Blend of education & research (Undergraduate up to PhD; Social Sciences, Health Sciences): 69%
Research intensive: 10%
Other: 4%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty respondents in EMLA

How long have you been in your role?

0-6 years: 49%
7-15 years: 26%
More than 16 years: 25%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty respondents in EMLA

What is your role?

Dean: 1%
Associate/Assistant Dean: 3%
Department Head or equivalent: 9%
Professor: 26%
Associate/Assistant Professor: 42%
Senior Lecturer/Lecturer: 17%
Other: 2%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in MAEU

If you use Digital Commons, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by Digital Commons.

Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
83%
Visible sharing of course materials
42%
Identifying areas of interest for lesson plans/creating course syllabus
33%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in MAEU

If you use Reaxys, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by Reaxys.

Staying current in field(s) of study
70%
Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
50%
Applying practical know how
40%
Staying informed about advances
20%
Completing assignments for a course
0%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in MAEU

If you use Scopus, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by Scopus.

Identifying citations & credibility of sources
76%
Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
72%
Performing literature reviews
72%
Staying current in field(s) of study
68%
Helping my students improve their writing skills
28%
Designing assignments & assigning reading lists
24%
Identifying areas of interest for lesson plans/creating course syllabus
24%
Completing assignments for a course
24%
Staying informed about advances
24%
Applying practical know how
20%
Media & information literacy
20%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in MAEU

If you use ScienceDirect, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by ScienceDirect.

Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
89%
Staying current in field(s) of study
63%
Identifying foundational literature and its value to coursework
56%
Improving writing skills
37%
Completing assignments for a course
26%
Designing assignments & assigning reading lists
22%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in MAEU

From the list below, which are your top priorities related to supporting Teaching & Learning goals?

Very important Important Neutral Low importance Not at all important

Driving student engagement & success
Creating/updating syllabi (incl: assignments)
Remote access to databases (research and A&I databases)
Engaging with the library for materials & support
Making Open Educational Resources (OER) & open textbooks available

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in MAEU

Type of institution:

Primarily education (Undergraduate up to Master’s level or equivalent; Liberal Arts, Arts & Humanities): 7%
Blend of education & research (Undergraduate up to PhD; Social Sciences, Health Sciences): 54%
Research intensive: 32%
Other: 7%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in MAEU

How long have you been in your role?

0-6 years: 57%
7-15 years: 25%
More than 16 years: 18%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in MAEU

What is your role?

Dean: 3%
Associate/Assistant Dean: 0%
Department Head or equivalent: 7%
Professor: 28%
Associate/Assistant Professor: 45%
Senior Lecturer/Lecturer: 10%
Other: 7%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in NOAM (US & Canada)

If you use Digital Commons, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by Digital Commons.

Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
68%
Visible sharing of course materials
61%
Identifying areas of interest for lesson plans/creating course syllabus
46%
Other
11%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in NOAM (US & Canada)

If you use Reaxys, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by Reaxys.

Staying current in field(s) of study
71%
Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
59%
Staying informed about advances
41%
Applying practical know how
29%
Completing assignments for a course
29%
Other
18%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in NOAM (US & Canada)

If you use Scopus, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by Scopus.

Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
83%
Staying current in field(s) of study
78%
Performing literature reviews
76%
Identifying citations & credibility of sources
68%
Staying informed about advances
51%
Designing assignments & assigning reading lists
37%
Identifying areas of interest for lesson plans/creating course syllabus
34%
Helping my students improve their writing skills
32%
Completing assignments for a course
22%
Media & information literacy
22%
Applying practical know how
17%

ELSEVIER 2021 TEACHING & LEARNING Customer Research

Faculty Respondents in NOAM (US & Canada)

If you use ScienceDirect, please select the Teaching & Learning objectives below that are supported by ScienceDirect.

Staying current in field(s) of study
87%
Finding relevant content (conducting literature search)
85%
Identifying foundational literature and its value to coursework
56%
Designing assignments & assigning reading lists
40%
Improving writing skills
25%
Completing assignments for a course
25%



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