Monday, February 25, 2013

Resource of the week: Scopus


What is it?

Scopus is a broadly-based database covering peer-reviewed literature in the Sciences and Engineering, Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.  It’s a particularly good source if your research is interdisciplinary.  Scopus also offers citation searching, whereby you can track down who has referenced a particular author or paper.


Why use it?

The Scopus interface is easy to use and there is plenty of help available, including guides and videos.
You can search comprehensively across a wide range of disciplines.
You can link through to the full-text of articles via  'is it @ Liverpool'.
You can find out who is citing you and how many citations an article or an author has received.
You can use the analysis tools to look at journals, authors and measures such as h-index.  Below is an example of a chart breaking down an author’s publications by subject area.



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