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Scopus Basics

An introduction to using Scopus for locating information in the health sciences.

What is Scopus?

Scopus is a database of citations and abstracts from across the sciences: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, and health sciences. Due to this range of content, Scopus is an excellent resource for interdisciplinary topics. In addition to literature published in US journals, Scopus also indexes a wide range of journals published outside of the US, making it a useful resource for global information.

Furthermore, everything in Scopus is linked. If you'd like to learn more about a term (keyword, author, affiliation, etc), just click on the word! Clicking on an author or affiliation name will give you useful information such as their impact metrics. Impact metrics are a measure of an individual or institution's research impact.

View the video below for more information about Scopus.