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Search tip: Find education-related research in Scopus

By Teri Hartman

Scopus is “the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.” Scopus has 692 education journals included in its broad database, making it a useful resource to use when you are seeking research on education-related topics.

  1. Access Scopus through the direct link on the McGoogan Library website, located in the Literature Databases section on the right-hand side of http://www.unmc.edu/library .
  2. Create your personal account, if you haven’t already registered. Your personal account will enable you to save your searches and create topic alerts.
  3. Type your search in the Document Search box. Sample search conducted for this lesson: “educational technology” assessment
  4. Drill down to the information you seek by using the Refine functions on the left side of the results screen. You can select year of publication, author names, subject area, document type, keywords to include, source type, and language of publication. The sample search was refined with: 2013-2015 years selected, and keyword: medical education.

You can refer to the search instructions given at the Scopus Help site: http://help.scopus.com/. For personal assistance, you can email askus@unmc.edu, and an Education & Research Services librarian will meet with you in-person, via phone or online technology to assist you with searching.

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