ScienceDirect unavailable August 25th

ScienceDirect will be unavailable while the publisher installs upgrades beginning Saturday, August 25th at 7:30 a.m. and ending 2:30 a.m. Sunday, August 26th.

If you need assistance finding alternate sources of information, please stop by the library during open hours or contact us via email.

Further details regarding the upgrade are included below. Thank you for your patience.

–Trexler Library Staff


Dear ScienceDirect user,

We are keen on making our users’ experience of the SciVerse suite of products as smooth, friendly, and effective as possible. For this reason we listen to our user’s feedback and plan new releases to improve the functionality. To implement these changes, we occasionally need to schedule an outage.

ScienceDirect, Scopus, Hub, Applications, SciVal, Journals Consult and the Admin Tool are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.

What are the changes you will see with this new release?

ScienceDirect: Effortless access to relevant information thanks to a new design for journal article
and book chapter pages as well as improved user experience for RSS feeds, image
search, and other features.

Scopus: Easy updates with Alerts Features functionality improvement.

Hub: Faster and friendlier search capability through several new features.

Please click here to find out the details of the new features per each product.

The downtime by region is expected as follows:

  • New York Time: 7:30 AM EDT Saturday, August 25th – 2:30 AM EDT, Sunday, August 26th
  • London Time: 12:30 PM GMT Saturday, August 25th – 7:30 AM Sunday, August 26th
  • Singapore Time: 7:30 PM SGT Saturday, August 25th – 2:30 PM SGT Sunday, August 26th

We encourage you to share this information with your users to minimize the impact of the outage to their research and teaching schedule.

We apologize for the inconvenience while we improve your Elsevier products.

Kind regards,

The SciVerse Team


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