Scopus: The Citation Database For Students

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Scopus is a well-curated abstract and citation database launched in 2004 by Elsevier. The database is with high-quality data and linked to scholarly literature across many different disciplines.

The database covers over 36 thousand titles from over 11 publishers. Most of the contents approximately 90% are peer-reviewed journals. The entire database also undergoes yearly review by independent bodies to ensure the provision of sufficiently quality publications.

What is Scopus Use For?

Scopus supports researchers, librarians, and administrators to search, discover and analyze data for better actions and outcomes.

Checking author profiles and journal rankings or book titles are just the minor uses of the platform. There are other advanced features that make most institutions rely on this platform for their research projects.

The platform gives users access to thousands of active titles, millions of authors, and approximately 1.7 billion cited references.

There is also access for institutions through API to incorporate the database into their platforms to help them render better services.

There are also analytical tools that allow users to evaluate, compare and export data for researches.

Anyone pursuing research can use this advanced database to support their evaluation and research projects.

How To Get Access

While this platform targets institutions, individuals can also access some part of the platform.

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In my earlier posts, which I wrote about ScienceDirect, where the publisher is Elsevier. Elsevier also manages and operates this platform too.

This simply means your Elsevier or ScienceDirect account can also access the Scopus platform.

If you don’t have an Elsevier account yet, you can easily check out the easiest guide to create a ScienceDirect account.

Since the major part of the content is accessible through institutions, it will always be a very good idea to log in through your institution. Doing that is simple. Follow the steps below.

  • Simply go to the scopus.com website address or simply type elsevier.com/scopus.
  • Lookout for a popup asking you to check whether you can access Scopus through your institution. Click on “Check access
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  • Finally, enter your institutional email address or search your institution by name. If you are a student, you can easily enter your given students email address.
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Continue and log into the platform.

You can also check from your institution first to confirm if you have access to the platform before you even start the process above.

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