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Scopus ph d_oct_2010

  1. 1. Introduction to Martin Snelling October 2010
  2. 2. Aims <ul><li>At the end of the session, you should be able to; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carry out searches on Scopus, using Author and keywords, and combinations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refine research results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export results to Endnote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carry out a citation search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display the H-index for an author </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Programme <ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Practical exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Facts and Figures <ul><li>Scopus has been available since 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Earliest records date back to 1823 </li></ul><ul><li>18,000+ journal titles indexed </li></ul><ul><li>38,000,000+ records (Oct 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 journal titles added p.a. </li></ul><ul><li>Articles-in-press from 3,000 journals </li></ul><ul><li>Social Science collection is growing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Coverage <ul><li>2500 journals back to vol 1, iss 1 </li></ul><ul><li>19 million records pre-1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Complete archives from; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Springer/Kluwer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Physical Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Institute of Physics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institute of Physics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Royal Soc of Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature, Science, Lancet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Elsevier publications </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Access <ul><li>Through the library database pages </li></ul><ul><li>Off-campus (needs central username/password) </li></ul><ul><li>VPN </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phone app </li></ul>
  7. 7. Features <ul><li>Basic and advanced search mode </li></ul><ul><li>Author search </li></ul><ul><li>Citation searching </li></ul><ul><li>Patent information </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous Web search (SCIRUS) </li></ul><ul><li>Full text document download manager </li></ul><ul><li>Alerting service </li></ul><ul><li>On line tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement </li></ul>
  8. 8. Basic Search screen
  9. 9. Extra search fields
  10. 10. Results screen
  11. 11. Results screen Results in tabs Results in tabs
  12. 12. Results screen Most common titles
  13. 13. Results screen Most prolific authors Most prolific authors
  14. 14. Advanced Search option <ul><li>Allows for much more precise searching </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean logic – And, Or, Not </li></ul><ul><li>Greater number of search terms can be used </li></ul><ul><li>Database will offer suggestions as you type </li></ul>
  15. 15. Advanced search screen
  16. 16. Author search
  17. 17. Author search - results
  18. 18. Author information
  19. 19. Individual research performance
  20. 20. H Index <ul><li>Gives a rough evaluation of an author’s research output </li></ul><ul><li>Only papers published since 1996 count </li></ul><ul><li>Can be represented graphically </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of author’s publication history </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of citation activity over time </li></ul><ul><li>New tool is the “author evaluator” </li></ul>
  21. 21. H Index Graph
  22. 22. Articles published over time
  23. 23. Citations over time
  24. 24. Citation tracking <ul><li>Track articles that have been cited elsewhere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can search for all articles cited in a paper </li></ul><ul><li>Search for all papers citing a particular article </li></ul><ul><li>Search for all articles cited by an author </li></ul>
  25. 25. Scopus Journal Analyzer <ul><li>Select any ten journals in a subject area </li></ul><ul><li>Identify which are the most influential </li></ul><ul><li>Get the best visibility for your work </li></ul><ul><li>Information updated every two months </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 26. Download Manager <ul><li>Helps retrieve full-text articles from results </li></ul><ul><li>Saves PDF of text to your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Can manage up to 50 documents at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Gives each PDF a meaningful file name (based on article title) </li></ul><ul><li>Operates from Results screen </li></ul>
  27. 27. Downloading Full text
  28. 28. Saving PDFs of Full text
  29. 29. Downloading to Bibliographic software <ul><li>Scopus records can be instantly downloaded to… </li></ul><ul><li>Endnote/EndnoteWeb </li></ul><ul><li>Reference manager </li></ul><ul><li>Refworks </li></ul><ul><li>MS Excel, MS Access </li></ul>
  30. 30. Recap <ul><li>Best coverage for any database – not just Science & technology </li></ul><ul><li>2500 journals indexed to vol 1, iss 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Best coverage for European, Far east </li></ul><ul><li>Three sets of results for each search </li></ul><ul><li>Citation analysis/research performance </li></ul><ul><li>Downloads to bibliographic software </li></ul><ul><li>Likely to be chosen for the Research Excellence Framework </li></ul>
  31. 31. Questions?
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