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Help Guides: ScienceDirect: Home

Link to ScienceDirect

logo and link to sciencedirect


ScienceDirect is a Kapiʻolani Library Resource. You will need to login to use it from home.

Citing ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect does not provide citations in APA or MLA format:

Questions about ScienceDirect?

Ask us! Email, call 734-9359, or stop by the Reference Desk in the Library.

We can show you how to do expert searches, evaluate articles, and use additional advanced features in ScienceDirect.

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect has over 2,000 full-text scholarly journals in science, technology, and medicine, as well as social sciences, arts, and humanities. Over 6 million articles are available, from 1995 to present.

ScienceDirect is best for: In-depth research.

Getting to ScienceDirect

Click the logo or the link in the upper left on this page, then login if you are off-campus. Or,

From the KCC Library website at, click Find Articles:

Expand General Research, click the ScienceDirect logo or link, then login if you are off-campus:

Using ScienceDirect

For best results, start with Advanced Search:

To limit your search to articles that are available in full-text: Under Source, choose "Subscribed sources". Under Date Range, choose 1995 as the starting year (or later, if you want only the most current articles.) Enter your keywords in the Search box, and click the Search button:

Evaluate the results and add limits or change your keywords to refine your search. If you see white icons on the list, see the previous step for instructions on limiting to full-text articles. Select and email articles to yourself.