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 ūüôā

 

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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