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In this video tutorial, we follow a graduate student who plans to begin researching respiratory toxicity and volcanic ash. You will learn how to identify authors who have already published on this topic.
Practice exercise: Search for an author in a topical area
You are working with Jane, a first-year graduate student who is conducting research on atopic eczema. She wants to identify the most prolific authors on this topic. In this exercise, you show Jane how to perform a basic search in Scopus, and how to find the most prolific author using the Refine results feature.
Run an exact phrase search for atopic eczema. (TIP: In Scopus, curly brackets are used for exact phrases.)
Scroll down to Author name in the Refine results area to the left of the screen.
Identify the author with the highest number of documents.
Select the right arrow to review a list of those documents.
Within the pop-up window, select the author's name in the top left to view their Author details page.