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Scholarly search tool Scopus returns to library resources

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 19th, 2019
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Do you need to save time in the initial information gathering stage of your research, monitor a research topic or trend, identify the top researchers in a particular field or track the success of your own research?

West Virginia University Libraries has reinstated its subscription to Scopus, a popular scholarly search tool. Currently the largest curated abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, it includes the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. It can be accessed on the Libraries website.

Here are a few tips to best utilize Scopus:

  1. Register with Scopus to create search, citation and author alerts
  2. Review FAQs and video tutorials at the Scopus Support Center­­
  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

If you have questions, contact your librarian liaison.

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