Scopus is a database from Elsevier. Go to Scopus by clicking here.

It is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It's designed to find the information scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process Elsevier has approached the publisher of each journal to request whether they can source and index the abstract and references for each article. In most cases, Elsevier holds a subscription to the journal and publishers are aware that Elsevier is covering their titles. It is an Elsevier, rather than a multi-publisher initiative.

Using Scopus as a researcher you can:

  • Find out who is citing you, and how many citations an article or an author has received.
  • Analyze citations for a particular journal issue, volume or year,
  • Visualization in and analysis tools available
  • Use this information to complete grant or other applications quickly and easily.
  • Use the refine results overview to quickly see the main journals, disciplines and authors that publish in your area of interest.
  • Uncover important and relevant articles that you may otherwise miss.
  • Use the analyze tools to find the best journal in your field (to publish in) 
  • Check out the work and citations of other authors.
  • Click on the cited by and reference links to track research trends and make connections. You can do this within or across disciplines you are interested in.


  1. Nearly 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, including coverage of:
    • 20,000 peer-reviewed journals (inc > 2,600 Open Access journals)
    • 390 trade publications
    • 370 book series
    • Extensive conference coverage (5.5 million conference papers)
  2. 50 million records, of which:
    • 29 million records include references going back to 1995 (84% include references)
    • 21 million pre-1996 records go back as far as 1823


ORCID, the open communty based platform for unique researcher identifiers an research links has been updated and over 253.000 profiles are online  

More information and Scopus tutorials on:

  • Registering
  • Performing document search
  • Reviewing search results
  • Reviewing documents
  • Browsing and analyzing journals
  • Using the Personalize features
  • Cited reference searching

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