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Learn to use Scopus for interdisciplinary searches for articles, and to see forward cites and reference lists for articles. Includes explanation of author metrics and Scopus analytical tools.
Last Updated: Jan 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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This guide provides training on using Scopus for finding articles and citations. Use the tabs above to learn about searching Scopusmanaging results, setting email alerts and citation alerts and more.

  • Use Scopus to search on your topic when you want search results that are interdisciplinary and include international literature, as detailed below.
  • Use Scopus when you would like to see results ranked by times cited and relevance and as well as by date.
  • Look up an important paper on Scopus and see the reference list as well as the forward cites to the paper.
  • Use Scopus to set citation alerts.  Who is citing your work?

About Scopus

Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and web sources. It includes:

  • 28,000,000 records with references after 1995
  • 21,000,000 pre-1996 records (back to 1823)
  • Nearly 20,500 different journals from 5000 publishers, including open source
  • 5.3 million conference papers (proceedings and journals)
  • 100 % Medline coverage, most EMBASE records
  • Links to UAB licensed full text
Scopus is interdisciplinary.
Scopus is international in scope.
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