ScienceDirect is a major general science database. It covers all the publications of the publisher Elsevier, but full-text is not available for all of these titles.
There is considerable overlap between Medline and ScienceDirect in the medical field, but if you want to do an exhaustively comprehensive search for a topic, you should look in both databases.
See the box on the right for Science Direct searching tips.
You can find more information about using Science Direct in our Chemistry Research Guide:
Use the Advanced Search option, which is not the default search screen. Here's where to find the Advanced Search link:
When you get to the Advanced Search screen, here are some limiting features that we recommend:
In addition to Medline and Science Direct, there are scores of other potentially useful databases for medical-related fields. Some are indexes to the literature, like Medline, while others offer access to statistics, information on drugs and other chemicals, and consumer information.
Here are some sources to lists of other databases: