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Scopus Training Module 1: Topical Search, Alerts and Analysis

About Scopus


Scopus is a huge multidisciplinary database with citations and abstracts from peer-reviewed journal literature, trade journals, books, patent records, and conference publications.  It provides tools for tracking, analyzing, and visualizing search results.

  • Over 24,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide
  • Over 3,487 Active Gold Open Access journals indexed 
  • Contains >75 million records, with the most thorough coverage from 1996 forward
  • Includes over 6.4 million conference papers from proceedings and journals
  • Provides 100% Medline coverage  (Medline comprises the majority of the content in PubMed.)
  • Most EMBASE records
  • Links to Rush licensed full text
  • Updated daily


Titles on Scopus are classified under four broad clusters, which are further divided into 27 major subject areas and 300+ minor subject areas. 

ACAD_LIB_SC_Image_Scopus-Certification-Program_Introduction_Subject-Coverage-in-ScopusWhat Scopus can do for you

  • Find articles, conference proceedings, trade publications and more

  • Track citations over time

  • Set Citation Alerts

  • View h-index for specific authors

  • Assess trends in research results

  • Analyze journal using SNIP, SJR, and Elsevier's Journal Analyzer

  • Identify and match an organization with its research output

  • Identify collaborators or subject experts

  • Manage your impact with your ORCID ID

  • Bulk retrieval in PDF format


Scopus is the world’s most curated, authoritative database of peer-reviewed research literature with: content is curated from more than 5,000 publishers