ScienceDirect for Journalists

Elsevier provides members of the media free access to ScienceDirect, supporting their work in informing the public about scientific discoveries and medical advancements. Credentialed journalists can contact Elsevier's Newsroom to request a media code granting them access to all of Elsevier's published content online (including 2,200 journals, and more than 25,000 book titles).

If you are a journalist, this page provides three video tutorials to help you get the most out of your free media account to ScienceDirect.

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This first video takes you through the steps of requesting a media code to logging on to ScienceDirect for the first time.

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This second video takes you through the basic and most effective search functions on ScienceDirect. 


This third video provides you with tips on how to tailor your media account to fit your needs.

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