The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) is now sponsoring a subscription to Scopus, Elsevier’s database product with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research. You can access Scopus from both on or off campus (with a valid UNMC ID) via the McGoogan Library’s home page Quick Links or Resources A-Z.
Please note that the Scopus subscription will replace the current Web of Science subscription, which concludes at the end of 2011.
The Scopus database offers a myriad of analytics for tracking research publications. From researcher profiles and how many articles a researcher has published, to how many times they have been cited, whom their primary collaborators might be, and what subject areas their research covers, Scopus can divide, recombine, and display the data in unlimited combinations. Also, by giving quality indicators for academic journals, Scopus can assist departments that are seeking to increase the caliber of the journals in which their researchers publish.
Linking to full text articles or to an article order form has been made possible through the library’s journal subscriptions and linking tools.
To maximize the features of Scopus and your department’s researcher profiles, please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-559-6221 with any questions you may have. Tutorials are also available on the Scopus site. Scopus representatives from Elsevier will also visit campus in October to conduct training sessions to assist users in getting the most out of the database. Stay tuned for these upcoming training opportunities.