We all know that using the Internet for research is a
"good thing." Now finding journal and research information just got easier with
ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com ). Users can find online access to more than 1,100 key engineering, technical, medical, and scientific journals, with the ability to find more than 1.8 million abstracts in the site's database. Internal collections are from 1993 to the present.
In addition, the site offers a gateway that links to abstracts and journals to other publishers and service providers, as well as a section known as "web Editions" that offers contents of journals in PDF format.
To use parts of the site, users must either be a subscriber to one of the journals, or pay a fee under the EMDOCS Document Delivery Service. This is currently $10.50, plus the journal's copyright charge. Materials are then delivered via snail mail, fax, or overnight delivery.
Or if you want to keep up-to-date in technical advances in your field, you can sign up for Alert, an e-mail sent to you when new articles of interest are added to the site's database.