Friday, September 7, 2012

Have You Tried Scopus for Science?

The Scopus database provides wide access to peer-reviewed research in the sciences and social sciences, indexing over 18,500 journals, 400 trade publications, 340 book series, and 4.9 million conference proceedings. The database presently contains over 47 million records going as far back as 1823 and as up-to-the-minute as "articles-in-press" from over 3,800 journals. Every subject discipline in the College of Science and Health is extensively represented in Scopus, and the database's broad coverage provides in-depth, cross-disciplinary reach.

But Scopus offers much more than citations. For example:
  • Links in citation records provide direct access to articles from the Library's subscription and open access collections where available.
  • With a free personal account you can create search or citation alerts to be delivered to you via email or RSS feed.
  • You can track citations forward and backward in the database.
  • You can view detailed profiles of authors based on their publications.
  • You can evaluate the impact of individual journals using a set of statistical indices accessible through Scopus.
  • You can export citation records to our RefWorks bibliographic management software to create your own customized bibliographies.
Scopus is a powerful tool for research, teaching, and learning, and we urge you and your students to take advantage of what it offers. To help you get acquainted with Scopus, we are offering the following:

  • Orientation/training workshops for Scopus from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 18 or Wednesday, October 24 in the Cheng Library's Paterson Room (Room 213)

Cheng Library staff are also happy to provide training to your class upon request. If you have questions or would like more information about Scopus, please contact Richard Kearney (kearneyr at wpunj dot edu, or 973-720-2165)..

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