Thursday, March 15, 2012

Downloading PDFs in ScienceDirect

UPDATE: Elsevier will be making some fixes to their databases, one of which will address the PDF problem. This may cause momentary disruption for users between 7:30-8:30 am on Saturday, 03/17/2012

If you've had any problems downloading articles from ScienceDirect, you're not alone. Here are a couple solutions for you to use until Elsevier can fix the problem.

If you are unable to use the save button please try one of the workarounds below:
  • Return to the abstract page, right click on the PDF link and select save target as to download the article.
  • If you are browsing using Firefox, right click on the PDF link and select save link as
  • You can also email the article to yourself, choosing 'attach to email'.
Thank you for your patience, as we understand this is a software glitch. If you run into any further problems, please don't hesitate to Ask Us!

Tips originally published by the Imperial College London

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