Elsevier has launched a new search tool for research data, called DataSearch. They are indexing images, tables and supplementary data from Elsevier and open data from open access repositories. The search tool is under development.
The Max Planck Society has signed an agreement with Elsevier for a new ebooks model. During an initial period of 12 months, almost 13.000 ebooks from more than 20 subject areas will be accessible (book series are not included).
At the end of this initial period, a number of ebooks will be selected for perpetual access, primarily based on usage in the previous months.
The ebooks are available at http://www.sciencedirect.com
Mendeley announced in its blog that Elsevier aquired Mendeley last week. They has immediatly promised to continue with the free version of Mendeley and doubled everyone’s storage space at no cost. So Mendeley seems to continue as a standalone platform but Elsevier’s products (Scopus and ScienceDirect) will become interoperable with Mendeley.
Mendeley is both a desktop and a web reference management program for managing and sharing references and research papers. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application and Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers.
We have some good news!
From now on we have access to the Elsevier Backfile Collections Chemical Engineering + Energy and Power.
The collections include among other titles:
You may find more information about the library holdings of these journals on the FHI electronic journals list: http://www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/bib/ejournals/inhalt.epl
Please find soon the license information for all available journals via the Electronic Journals Library.