International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences


The Encyclopedia web page is part of the Elsevier website and therefore a mere presentation of the product. For access, search and reading users are redirected to ScienceDirect website, providing the IESBS online version.


For non-subscribers a very simple search feature is provided. The database provided by ScienceDirect to subscribers allows instead advanced search features


The Encyclopedia webpage in Elsevier is only browsable as well as the online version for non-subscribers. Subscribers can download all articles full-text in html or pdf format

Navigational Aids

A clickable sitemap is provided for the whole Elsevier website and its products. The Encyclopedia presentation page is automatically externally redirected for every other service

User Friendliness

The whole Elsevier website is quite complicated while the Encyclopedia web pages are quite simple to understand. and the Dictionary style therefore nothing to understand