Scopus
Christina Maria Amendola
Stephanie Gladyck
Garrett Liddil
Introduction
● What is Scopus?
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An online abstract and citation database for peerreviewed literature in the science ...
About Scopus
Produced by Elsevier (Reed Elsevier)
4 subject areas
Life Sciences
Health Sciences
Physical Sciences
Social S...
Basic Search
Basic Search
Search Term:
Forensic DNA Analysis
Basic Search Results
Document Retrieval Screen
Advanced Search

Operators
AND
OR
AND NOT
PRE/
W/
Codes
ABS
AF-ID
AFFIL
AFFILCITY
AFFILCOUNTRY
AFFILORG
ALL
MANUFACTURER
A...
Conclusion
● Scopus can help refine, sort, and analyze results for
research
● View and download abstracts, PDFs, and citat...
Conclusion
● Scopus can help refine, sort, and analyze results for
research
● View and download abstracts, PDFs, and citat...
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  • Enter search terms and select a search area from the pull down menu shown
    You can also select date ranges, type of document and the specific subject area in which to search
    Results are automatically sorted newest to oldest
    Search term is listed as single terms and boolean operators must be added manually
    Stemming is done automatically, truncated searches can be done with the asterisk (*)
  • Basic search for “Forensic DNA analysis”
  • Search results listed by date newest to oldest
    Show document title, journal or book title, date, and authors
    Side has additional search limiting options such as source type, date range, etc.
  • Upon selecting a document to retrieve, the abstract is shown along with keywords and additional information about the article
    The document can downloaded as a PDF, the citation can be retireved as well and exported in multiple formats depending on whether or not a citation manager is being used
    At the top of the page is a link for the SULinks that takes you directly to the article on the host journal site
  • Not user friendly upon first glance as it is just the blank search box
    Allows user to add specific search codes
    The search codes are listed below the search area and when selected will give a brief description and example of use
  • Scopus Overview

    1. 1. Scopus Christina Maria Amendola Stephanie Gladyck Garrett Liddil
    2. 2. Introduction ● What is Scopus? ○ ○ ○ An online abstract and citation database for peerreviewed literature in the science field Contains journal titles for more than 5,000 publishers Uses various search tools to help refine and organize topic of interest ● To access Scopus: ○ ○ library.syr.edu Recommended Databases > SCOPUS
    3. 3. About Scopus Produced by Elsevier (Reed Elsevier) 4 subject areas Life Sciences Health Sciences Physical Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities Elsevier has 80 products, 7 databases available to SU students
    4. 4. Basic Search
    5. 5. Basic Search Search Term: Forensic DNA Analysis
    6. 6. Basic Search Results
    7. 7. Document Retrieval Screen
    8. 8. Advanced Search Operators AND OR AND NOT PRE/ W/ Codes ABS AF-ID AFFIL AFFILCITY AFFILCOUNTRY AFFILORG ALL MANUFACTURER ARTNUM AU-ID AUTH AUTHCOLLAB AUTHFIRST PUBDATETXT AUTHKEY AUTHLASTNAME AUTHOR-NAME REFARTNUM CASREGNUMBER CHEM CHEMNAME REFPAGEFIRST CODEN REFPUBYEAR CONF REFSRCTITLE CONFLOC CONFNAME CONFSPONSORS SEQNUMBER DOCTYPE DOI EDFIRST EDITOR ISSN ISSNP EISSN ISSUE KEY LANGUAGE PAGEFIRST PAGELAST PAGES PMID PUBYEAR REF REFAUTH REFPAGE REFTITLE SEQBANK SRCTITLE SRCTYPE SUBJAREA TITLE
    9. 9. Conclusion ● Scopus can help refine, sort, and analyze results for research ● View and download abstracts, PDFs, and citation information ● Email, export, print and save search results ● View the full text through the publisher ○ “View at Publisher” link ● More information and tips found at trainingdesk.elsevier.com ● Definitely worth using for scientific paper searches
    10. 10. Conclusion ● Scopus can help refine, sort, and analyze results for research ● View and download abstracts, PDFs, and citation information ● Email, export, print and save search results ● View the full text through the publisher ○ “View at Publisher” link ● More information and tips found at trainingdesk.elsevier.com ● Definitely worth using for scientific paper searches

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