By Alison Bobal
Scopus is a citation database of more than 57 million records of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus features tools to track, analyze and visualize research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
You can search for a specific citation, search by author name, or by ORCID (Open Research and Contributor Identifier) ID. You can also perform affiliation searches to identify and assess an affiliation’s scholarly output, collaborating institutions and top authors.
Scopus includes features to help you uncover and track important trends, field experts, key sources and impactful or related research. With free registration you can create alerts that keep you up-to-date on certain topics, citations or authors. You can also browse an alphabetical list of all journals, book series, trade publications and conference proceedings available in Scopus and be alerted when new citations are available. To help uncover related research, you can discover documents that have cited the article(s) you selected as well as seeing a list of the references for your selected article(s).
All of the citations in Scopus include a link that searches the McGoogan Library’s journal collections and either links you directly to the full-text article or prompts you to request an article through the McGoogan Docs service.