15 February 2011

New e-Resource - Scopus

A new subscription to the Scopus database has been taken out.  We would welcome your feedback about this resource, please.

Scopus is classed as 'the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources'.  It offers comprehensive access to details of published scholarly material in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.

Updated daily, Scopus provides:
  • 42.5 million records, 70% with abstracts (with archives back to 1823)
  • 18,000 international titles (including 1,200 'open access' journals)
  • 3.6 million conference papers; 24 million patent records; 435 million scientific web pages
  • 100% Medline coverage
  • full-text links into ScienceDirect and Reaxys, through Elsevier's shared SciVerse platform 
and a range of sophisticated tools to enable you to refine and quickly identify results, and track and analyse research, including:
Relevant user guides include: User Guide; Scopus Tutorials ; Scopus on YouTube;  Scopus's TV channel

Off-campus access: login with your University account details

NB: a similar but alternative e-resource is Web of Knowledge, the route to Web of Science (Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Conference Proceedings Citation Index)

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