Scopus
Supporting Excellence in Research and Learning




Chris James
Account Development Manager
Elsevier, Amsterdam
What will we cover?
• Introduction to Scopus – what is it and what does it do?

• Useful sites

• How are customers using ...
Research has changed
Why do you need Scopus?


Because libraries are   exploration
spaces            , not collection spaces
It’s an information

ocean           , not a highway
What is Scopus?

• Scopus is the world‟s biggest abstract and citation database of
 research literature and quality web so...
Efficient User Experience

    Partnering with organizations to improve design and
    functionality
•




               ...
What is Scopus?

• Scopus is the world‟s biggest abstract and citation database of
    research literature and quality web...
Most Comprehensive Content


Committed to selecting quality                                             But not this guy!
...
435 million scholarly
   Web items, E-prints,
                               What is Scopus?
   theses, dissertations,    ...
Refine and Analyse Your Results
Scopus:
       the broadest source of STM and Social Sciences information


                      > 5,000 publishers


   ...
What is Scopus meant to do?

1.   Searching for relevant scientific information
2.   Linking to full-text of articles in o...
Scopus - valuable backfiles included
                         1823                 Items
 19 million pre-1996
            ...
Scopus finds more!
1966
                                »Average search is 2 or 3
                                terms

 ...
International distribution of titles


                         8127    806
          5812

                              ...
Scopus Highlights
• More Content!!!
• Added Backfiles from volume 1, issue 1
   • 7 million records added in 2007 (incl: E...
Don’t become blinkered in your searching!
Peripheral Searching in Scopus
• More tab added

• Searching and browsing of cited references (find information that may
 ...
How to help speed up your research process

• Document Download Manager
Interoperability with other products

  Currently, Scopus is interoperable with 3 products:

   RefWorks

   CrossFire C...
RefWorks: Scopus edition is available free of charge
to all mutual customers
In Scopus:
• Save unlimited records directly ...
Already saved to RefWorks
• Alert of NEW
                         citations
                        • Link to citations in
                         ...
Useful Sites
• info.scopus.com

• info.scopus.com/detail/what
(Suggest a title, list of titles, list of publishers etc)

•...
Online Demo
Thank you.




cd.james@elsevier.com
Scopus Intro 2009   Groningen
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  1. 1. Scopus Supporting Excellence in Research and Learning Chris James Account Development Manager Elsevier, Amsterdam
  2. 2. What will we cover? • Introduction to Scopus – what is it and what does it do? • Useful sites • How are customers using it (live demo) • Using lists, RSS feeds and alerting options
  3. 3. Research has changed
  4. 4. Why do you need Scopus? Because libraries are exploration spaces , not collection spaces
  5. 5. It’s an information ocean , not a highway
  6. 6. What is Scopus? • Scopus is the world‟s biggest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. • In development since 2002, Scopus was launched in November 2004 • Built in collaboration with 21 institutes world-wide
  7. 7. Efficient User Experience Partnering with organizations to improve design and functionality • “User centered, librarian approved.” – Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
  8. 8. What is Scopus? • Scopus is the world‟s biggest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. • In development since 2002, Scopus was launched in November 2004 • Built in collaboration with 21 institutes world-wide • Tested by 300+ researchers • Content policy informed by independent Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB)
  9. 9. Most Comprehensive Content Committed to selecting quality But not this guy! Independent Content Selection and Advisory Board Content Selection and Advisory Board: 20 scientists and 10 subject librarians from all scientific disciplines and geographic areas 2008 selection round: 65% of suggested titles were rejected due to rigorous quality check.
  10. 10. 435 million scholarly Web items, E-prints, What is Scopus? theses, dissertations, Including 1,200 Open including 23 Access titles million patents 3.6 million conference papers 600 Trade Publications Focused 18,000 titles 350 Book Series web STM & information World’s Social sciences Largest Abstract & Citation Academic Database 5,000 library publishers sources 15% Elsevier sources 85% other publishers Fastest route to FullText
  11. 11. Refine and Analyse Your Results
  12. 12. Scopus: the broadest source of STM and Social Sciences information > 5,000 publishers 3,400 5,500 5,300 3,850 18,000 Life Science Chemistry Health Science Social Sciences Physics (100% Medline) Psychology Engineering Economics
  13. 13. What is Scopus meant to do? 1. Searching for relevant scientific information 2. Linking to full-text of articles in one click 3. Citation analysis to evaluate authors and to monitor fields of scientific enquiry 4. Find unique authors, their affiliations, and scientific track records 5. Find unique institutions, their output and trends • Scopus is targeted at anyone looking for scientific information, i.e students, researchers, librarians, people measuring scientific performance
  14. 14. Scopus - valuable backfiles included 1823 Items 19 million pre-1996 38 million records +1.1 million per year Cited References 13 years SELECTED COVERAGE + 25 million each FROM 1966 year 1996 Currency Updated daily CITATIONS 2009-1996 2009 18,000 current journal sources
  15. 15. Scopus finds more! 1966 »Average search is 2 or 3 terms »High % of abstracts increases RELEVANCE of results 80% have abstracts 2009- 1823 2006 18,000 current journal sources
  16. 16. International distribution of titles 8127 806 5812 1450 189 357 251 Equals more LOCAL content
  17. 17. Scopus Highlights • More Content!!! • Added Backfiles from volume 1, issue 1 • 7 million records added in 2007 (incl: Elsevier, Springer and “Nature”) • 800 new titles approved by CSAB added in 2007. • 600 new titles to be added in 2008 (inc 200 in Social Sciences) from 1,700 suggested • Search & Link with CSA‟s Illumina • Articles in Press added • THES – Switch from Thompson to Scopus data • 1,450 new A&H titles added in June 2009 (http://info.scopus.com/ah/ )
  18. 18. Don’t become blinkered in your searching!
  19. 19. Peripheral Searching in Scopus • More tab added • Searching and browsing of cited references (find information that may have been missed otherwise)
  20. 20. How to help speed up your research process • Document Download Manager
  21. 21. Interoperability with other products Currently, Scopus is interoperable with 3 products:  RefWorks  CrossFire Commander and DiscoveryGate
  22. 22. RefWorks: Scopus edition is available free of charge to all mutual customers In Scopus: • Save unlimited records directly to Refworks • Immediately see the records in Scopus that have been previously • exported to RefWorks. • Create Bibliographies in different format and publishing styles • directly in Scopus using QuikBib Unique to joint customers in RefWorks: • View Scopus cited by‟s (always up to date) • See „newly‟ cited items (since previous RefWorks session) • Conduct a search in Scopus on authors by just clicking “Go” • Directly link to articles in Scopus • Perform a related references search in Scopus
  23. 23. Already saved to RefWorks
  24. 24. • Alert of NEW citations • Link to citations in Scopus View record in Scopus Direct author search into Scopus View related documents in Scopus
  25. 25. Useful Sites • info.scopus.com • info.scopus.com/detail/what (Suggest a title, list of titles, list of publishers etc) • info.scopus.com/topcited • www.scimagojr.com (The SCImago Journal & Country Rank )
  26. 26. Online Demo
  27. 27. Thank you. cd.james@elsevier.com
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