No Agreement with Elsevier

The scientific council members and the President of the Max Planck Society have decided to discontinue their Elsevier subscription when the current agreement expires on December 31, 2018. With this move the Society affirmed its support of the national licensing framework Projekt DEAL.

From 2019 there will be no more access to current full texts of Elsevier journals. Articles with publication date 2018 and earlier will still be available.

To order articles, please use the MPG/SFX Citation Linker or the MPG SFX button, which is displayed on the Elsevier page for unlicensed articles or in Web of Science. You are also welcome to contact us directly if you have any questions or requests.

Mendeley Workshop in January

How Mendeley helps you improve your research workflow

Monday, January 22, 2018 – 11 am
Building A, Library

Mendeley is a desktop and web reference management system for managing and sharing references and research papers.

The course gives an overview of the following topics:
Keeping your literature organized – Mendeley as reference manager
Creating your personal library with Mendeley Desktop; Writing, citing and annotating; Working on a paper together
Working with your peers – Mendeley as Social Collaboration & Research Network
Your researcher profile & stats on Mendeley Web; Staying up-to-date in your field; Building your network; Working together in Groups; Research data; Career development; Funding opportunities

Eva Podgoršek (Elsevier, Consultant Research Platforms Academic & Government)

If you wish to attend please register by contacting the library.

Now Accessible: Elsevier eBooks

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

Mendeley is joining Elsevier

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.

About 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.

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