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Scopus Library Guide
Rensselaer Libraries' guide for using Scopus - a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database. Includes tutorials for using tools for tracking, analyzing, and visualizing search results.
ScopusScopus indexes content from 24,600 active titles, 194,000 books, 5,000 publishers which is rigorously vetted and selected by an independent review board, and uses a rich underlying metadata architecture to connect people, published ideas and institutions.
Scopus is a huge multidisciplinary database with citations and abstracts from peer-reviewed journal literature, trade journals, books, patent records, and conference publications. It provides tools for tracking, analyzing, and visualizing search results.
Over 24,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide
Contains 79+ million records, with the most thorough coverage from 1996 forward.
Includes 10 million conference papers from proceedings and journals.
Approximately 3 million new records are added each year via daily updates
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The name, Scopus, was inspired by the bird, Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), which supposedly has excellent navigation skills. [Burnham JF. Scopus database: a review. Biomed Digit Libr. 2006 Mar 8;3:1. doi:10.1186/1742-5581-3-1]
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