Elsevier Backfiles on ScienceDirect (prior to 1995) and Elsevier Urban & Fischer Journal Archives (prior to 2001) are historical packages of journals, many going back to Volume 1, Issue 1. Together with more recent Backfiles there are more than five million articles in the portfolio.
Benefits for Researchers
- Backfiles - Pre-1995
- Backfiles - Post-1994
- Backfiles Supplements
- Elsevier Urban & Fischer Journal Archives
- Additional information
Complete historical collection where available...
- Complete historical collection where available
- Efficient, time-saving access on one platform, immediately available at the desktop
- Full citation linking to and from other published articles
- Immediate access to ground breaking papers
- Excellent support tool for teaching and research
- Sophisticated search options and personalization features
- Direct linking through PubMed (where applicable)
- Can be searched via Compendex on ScienceDirect (where applicable)
Backfiles on ScienceDirect prior to 1995 are available in clusters...
Backfiles on ScienceDirect are available to existing ScienceDirect customers in pre-defined clusters - meaning you know exactly what you're buying before committing any budget.
The Backfiles collections comprise, per main subject area, all journal titles and content available prior to 1995 going back as far as Elsevier has the electronic rights to do so, which is often back to Volume 1, Issue 1. There are currently 29 subject- and title-specific Backfiles packages available in the Elsevier Backfiles Program:
Backfiles can be filled in from 1995 onwards...
This program enables ScienceDirect customers to fill in Backfiles for specific titles from 1995 onwards that are not included as part of their current subscription entitlement (four-year Backfiles plus the current year building). They can be purchased for a one-time fee on a title-by-title basis at a 5% of the current catalogue subscription price x the number of years involved. The Backfiles titles selected must match all or a subset of the customer's holdings. Ongoing access at no recurring annual cost is guaranteed providing a ScienceDirect license is maintained.
New content added to collections can be purchased as a supplmental package..
Since the original Backfiles initiative was launched in 2000, Elsevier has acquired many new titles ranging from Harcourt to Urban & Fischer, to individually acquired titles. Many of these titles have content prior to 1995 and are therefore eligible to become part of a subject Backfiles Supplement package related to the parent Backfiles subject package. These Backfiles Supplement packages may be purchased by existing customers who have purchased the parent subject package. New customers automatically purchase the parent package and supplement as a single package. Most of the Harcourt Health titles and Elsevier Health titles have been launched together as parent packages (Medicine and Dentistry; Nursing and Health Professions; Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine) because these were compiled and launched much later in the program. Other subject areas will be updated via supplement packages. Backfiles archival rights are as above.
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Published under the renowned Urban and Fischer imprint, journals in the collection were originally launched as German-language publications with contributions from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Poland, the former Soviet Union and more.
Digitized and available for the first time in electronic format, content from these peer-reviewed, Impact Factor-ranked titles extends from the first volumes published in English (1960s-1970s) to 2000, thus linking seamlessly with Urban & Fischer journals currently on SciVerse ScienceDirect beginning with 2001 volumes. Read more..
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