AAU librarians trained on Elsevier products

Addis Ababa University Libraries held a half day training on the usage of Elsevier products on November 14, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library.

The training aimed at introducing AAU Librarians and graduate students to ScienceDirect, Scopus and Mendeley – some of Elsevier’s products the AAU has subscribed to.

Genevieve Musasa, Elsevier’s customer consultant for Africa delivered the training. ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers, teachers, students, health care professionals and information professionals.


Similarly, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

Mendeley, on the other hand, is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help users organize researches and collaborate with others online.

The AAU subscribed to these Elsevier products for 28 million birr per annum in the interest of providing access to various academic materials to its students and faculty.


Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions and publishes over 2,000 journals and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

It is a global business, headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices  worldwide.