New Resource Available and Resource of the Month February 2016: SCOPUS

It’s a two-for-one deal!  We’ve just managed to sneak it in as February’s resource of the month too 🙂

 

We’re very pleased to announce that Scopus is now available to all Abertay staff and students!

What is Scopus?

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyse and visualise scholarly research.

Do you need to find the right references for an assignment, monitor a research topic or trend, identify the top researchers in a particular field or track the success of your own research? Abertay Library helps make your research pursuit easier through access to Scopus, the largest abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature. Use Scopus to find and evaluate research, no matter what your area of interest.

How do I access Scopus?

Use this Link both on and off-campus to access Scopus.  You can also find it on the A-Z Online Resources page.

Both IP and Shibboleth authentication have been set up for this resource in order to make on and off-campus access easier.  This means that if you don’t use the authenticated link and go directly to www.scopus.com – you’ll still be recognised as an Abertay user on-campus (via our IP range) but would have to select Institutional/Shibboleth login when attempting to access off-campus.  We always recommend using the Library authenticated links provided so it’s best not to go direct to http://www.scopus.com

The first time you login on-campus, you will see the screen below.  Select the ‘Nesli Abertay University, Athens + Shibboleth‘ option and check the ‘Remember this organisation’ box so that you won’t see this screen next time.  Click continue and enter your network username and password:

Scopus Login

How do I get the most out of Scopus? (User Guides and Training)

The publisher recommends following these five simple steps to get the most out of Scopus:

  1. Register with Scopus to create search, citation and author alerts
  2. Watch the Introduction to Scopus training video
  3. Refer to the Quick Reference Guide for easy-to-follow instructions
  4. Discover and follow insider tips & tricks on the Scopus blog
  5. Subscribe to the Scopus newsletter 

How do I use Scopus?

  • Click Search to open the Scopus search forms: Document, Author, Affiliation, and Advanced. From the Search form, you can search Scopus for specific scientific documents.
  • Click Browse Sources to browse or search the indexed sources and journals by title.
  • Click Compare journals to analyse and compare journals based on citation metrics such as Impact per Publication, SCImago Journal Rank and SNIP.
  • Click My list to view and manage your temporary lists of documents. You can select documents and save them for later use within a session, but you can also save documents in a basket permanently.
Top Tip!
You can view how many times an article in Summon has been cited in Scopus – look out for the ‘Cited by (Scopus) icon in the results list:
Summon Cited by Scopus
For help and support with Scopus contact your Academic Librarian or email library@abertay.ac.uk
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