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Scopus Training Module 1: Topical Search, Alerts and Analysis


Within Topical Search, you have learned how to:

  • Run a search and keep up-to-date with a research topic by saving searches and setting up alerts
  • Expand your search to capture other relevant results
  • Analyze your results to get a better understanding of the research literature available for your topic
  • Download and export your results to a reference manager

You are now ready to try the final challenge problem

Challenge Problem

Now that you have completed all the lessons on Topical Search, think about a topic that you have been researching or helping someone with recently. How might you approach it using Scopus?

Try the following for your chosen topic:  

  • Set up and run your search.
  • Refine your results or sort them by citations or relevance.
  • Edit your search query if you are not getting the results you are looking for.
  • View the citations and cited references for a sub-set of your results list.
  • Save your search and set up an alert to be notified of new results.
  • Export your results to a reference manager.
  • Use the Analyze search results tool to identify trends or export an image of a chart you might like to access or include in your research at a later stage.