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Link to ScienceDirect

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Citing ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect does not provide citations in APA or MLA format:

Getting to ScienceDirect

You can find ScienceDirect in our A-Z Database list, or:

From the home page of the Kapiʻolani CC Library website at, click 1. Resources, and then 2. Find Articles:

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

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.

Questions about ScienceDirect?

Ask us! Click the orange chat tab on the upper-right of this page, text 1-808-201-2986, 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.

Using ScienceDirect

For best results, start with Advanced Search:

ScienceDirect website and search bar, with an arrow pointing to the Advanced Search option


  • Use Advanced Search to limit to Kapiʻolani CC subscribed publications by typing in search terms, clicking submit, and then further refining your search by selecting options under Refine by: "Subscribed journals," in addition to Access type: "Open access" and "Open archive." Use the date limits if needed. 

Filter by subscribed articles only

Access type Open access and Open archive are selected

  • Review articles provide a summary of important articles. Original research articles provide specific details and procedures.

Advanced Search Tutorial

Click below to watch a tutorial on advanced searching: