Elsevier BioSource – Project Edition

Elsevier BioSource – Project Edition

Find the information you need to make smart decisions – quickly and confidently


Elsevier BioSource brings advanced search technology to professionals active in developing and bringing to market bio-based fuel, energy, chemicals, plastics, and other materials.

This new project version of Elsevier BioSource - available only on the Elsevier store - provides you with a single-access tool to search and find technology and IP insights relevant to your bio-based research and product development for limited periods of time.

Elsevier BioSource offers you the ability to search trusted content from one, easy-to-use comprehensive platform including:

  •   Over 8,500 peer-reviewed journals
  •   2,000 eBooks
  •   Conference abstracts, technical and trade journals
  •   17 years of patent information

Elsevier BioSource - Project Edition is your most cost-effective way to gain access to this powerful tool without the commitment of an annual subscription.

Access Options

  • Price
  • 2 day access
  • USD  400
  • 7 day access
  • USD  950
  • 30 day access
  • USD  3,000

Elsevier BioSource Project – Fast, Easy, No Subscription Required

Step 1 –Select the number of days that you would like access Elsevier BioSource, add to cart, proceed to checkout.

Step 2 – Receive username and password via email within 24 hours.

Step 3 – Log into www.elsevierbiosource.com with your credentials and search for latest research, technology and IP developments.

How soon will my access start?

Your access begins as soon as your login details have been sent. Please keep this in mind when ordering your product that you should receive your login details within 24hours. Once these details have been issued, your access will begin. In case you have not received your login details within 24-48hours, please check your spam folders before contacting our customer service.

Will I have access to full-text articles that I find?

You will be able to view either the abstract of the article or a snippet of the most relevant parts of the document text based on your search query. Based on the snippet, you should be able to determine the relevancy of the document, and gain a high-level understanding of how the document relates to your search query. You will not have access to the full-text article itself, but will be redirected to a site that allows you to purchase the article.

Will I be able to export my search results?

Yes. Search results for both quick search and compare search can be exported in order to be saved or added to reference managers.

I forgot my user name/password – what do I do?

You can retrieve your login information by navigating to www.elsevierbiosource.com clicking on the Login link, then choosing "Forgot your username or password?" From there, enter your e-mail address, and you will receive a username reminder e-mail and a link to re-set your password.

What is Elsevier BioSource?

Elsevier BioSource is a web-based information discovery tool that supports professionals active in developing and bringing to market bio-based fuel, chemicals, plastics, and other materials, ensuring that no information is overlooked that can impact business decisions.
Elsevier BioSource's content encompasses extensive and reliable information, including peer-reviewed journals and books, as well as patent and web sources, across multiple scientific disciplines. Elsevier BioSource also offers in-depth indexing and powerful search tools to ensure that you can quickly and easily find the answers you are looking for.
Elsevier BioSource indexes full-text articles from ScienceDirect and abstracts from third-party publishers.
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What are the main benefits of Elsevier BioSource?

Elsevier BioSource combines content and search technology so that you can quickly zero in on the information that matters, while being confident that you haven't overlooked any information that will impact business development opportunities or new bio-based products brought to market.

How does Elsevier BioSource help me to identify relevant information?

Ranking: Elsevier BioSource ranks the search results by relevance. The relevance is determined by ranking rules that include the location of search terms (title, abstract, conclusion, claims, etc.), word proximity, and word order. These rules ensure that the documents found match your search query as closely as possible.
Less reading, more information: Most information discovery platforms require users to determine the relevance of a search result from very limited information, forcing scientists to waste time downloading and scanning the many documents that may hold the answer to their questions. This means significant time lost during the literature review stage, or, worst case scenario, a limited or hurried review that may result in poor decision-making due to overlooked information.
Elsevier BioSource collects the most relevant sentences from the full text that matches your search, ranks them, and compiles them within the summary view of each search result, with the keywords highlighted. This is an extremely efficient way to quickly select only the documents you need, so you don't waste time or overlook a critical patent or technology insight.
As a default, search results are sorted according to relevance, but you can choose to switch to sort by date (from newest to oldest or vice versa).

Why is the Elsevier BioSource Technology Tree (taxonomy) significant? What does it mean for me as a user of the tool?

The Elsevier BioSource Technology Tree is a hierarchically structured classification of over a million terms, synonyms, and related concepts in diverse scientific disciplines to index the database. The tree guides and structures your search to ensure that you can:
  •   Over 8,500 peer-reviewed journals
  •   Find the right search terms in continually evolving scientific disciplines
  •   Exhaust your search (by providing the option to include synonyms and related terminology that impact     the number of relevant results you receive), and
  •   Refine and filter your search to ensure that you quickly find the most specific results

If I have ScienceDirect, do I need Elsevier BioSource?

Yes, Elsevier BioSource has significant additional value to current ScienceDirect users because it offers scientific literature and patent information currently not available through ScienceDirect. Additionally, the Technology Tree and full-text indexing ensures even shared information uniquely retrievable from Elsevier BioSource. This translates into more relevant results that match your query, and less chance of overlooking information that may impact your research.
Elsevier BioSource content and search technology not currently available via ScienceDirect:
  •   8,500 journals from non-Elsevier publishers, including ACS, Nature, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, Cell Press,     and Science Press
  •   2,000 eBooks
  •   Over 1.9 million conference abstracts starting from 1995
  •   More than 100,000 trade documents from over 350 trade journals
  •   Over 130,000 U.S. Department of Energy reports and program documents
  •   17 years of patent backfiles from major global patent centers, and
  •   In-depth life science, chemistry, and engineering indexing based on the Elsevier BioSource Technology Tree     taxonomy, which contains bio-based related terminology – the Elsevier BioSource Technology Tree ensures     that you are using the right search terms and spelling to guide your queries in new and frequently     evolving scientific disciplines, providing synonyms and related terminology so that you find more relevant     results

If I have Scopus, do I need Elsevier BioSource?

Yes, Scopus users value the additional search results returned by Elsevier BioSource and the fully integrated view of the technology and patent literature.
The additional search results are provided by a combination of Elsevier BioSource's Technology Tree (including related synonyms and search terms) and the full-text indexing, which extends beyond the abstract to provide experimental details, conclusions, and patent claims, etc. These extra search features help you find technology and competitor insights more readily than through other information discovery platforms. For instance, a search on "bio-based chemical" and "lignocellulosic biomass" using Elsevier BioSource doubles the number of results found by Scopus.

How does Elsevier BioSource help me to identify whitespace within my field?

Elsevier BioSource's Compare feature is an analysis tool that provides users with a quick and thorough method to review the patent and scientific literature landscape simultaneously, so that you can identify whitespace over feedstocks, technologies, processes, etc. Simply enter the terms you are interested in evaluating and analyze the number of research and patent documents that relate to your search. Save your query to be alerted as soon as new developments occur within your field of interest.

How current is Elsevier BioSource?

New records are added to Elsevier BioSource once a week, with an average of 34,000 records added per day.

How is Elsevier BioSource indexed?

Elsevier BioSource indexes its content full-text, which helps you uncover more research related to your query.
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