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ScienceDirect PDF problems

Elsevier has acknowledged a problem with opening PDFs in ScienceDirect in some browsers using the Adobe plugin, on some versions of Windows. They are working on this problem.

 

In the meantime, try one of these workarounds:

 

1. Save the PDF locally before opening it.

 

2. Change preferences in Adobe Reader:

  • Edit –> Preferences
  • Select “Internet,” then uncheck “Display PDF in browser”
  • Select “Okay,” then close Reader and reopen your browser.
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Viewing PDFs in Mac OS Safari

Trying to read PDFs in EBSCOhost databases using the Mac browser Safari often results in a “missing plug-in” error. Please try one of these solutions:

 

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Elsevier ScienceDirect: Saving PDFs

Some users have reported problems saving PDFs (using the “save” icon in Acrobat Reader) from ScienceDirect. As a workaround right-click on the link, select Save Target As… (in Internet Explorer) and save the PDF to your computer.