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Scopus Database LibGuide


​​“Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, with bibliometrics tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It contains over 22,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers around the world, covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and Arts & Humanities. Scopus has 55 million records dating back to 1823, 84% of these contain references dating from 1996.” (Elsevier, 2019).

Source: Elsevier. (2019). Scopus: Quick reference guide. Retrieved September 11, 2019,

  • Use to search titles, authors, affiliations (name of the university/school), sources (journal title), etc. that are listed, cited and indexed in Scopus which considered scholarly and peer-reviewed.
  • Use to see results ranked by the number of times cited and relevance.
  • Use to see the h-index of an author
  • Use to analyze search results by comparing to items, (ex. journals).

Source: Scopus. (2011, October 1). Scopus Tutorial: How to conduct a basic search. YouTube.

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