The University of Toledo students, faculty, and staff now have access to a new database for scholarly literature (especially in the sciences). Scopus is a databases of peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers from approximately 18,000 international publications, as well as additional content from patent records and scientific websites.
Additionally, Scopus has the capability of performing cited reference searching so that you can see which articles cite a particular article or author in their bibliographies. Cited reference searching is a great way to expand your search and find new articles that did not come up from searching by keywords. Scopus can therefore be a complementary database to Web of Science, which has the same capability.
Additional information about Scopus is available in the Scopus User Guide.
Researcher authors can use Scopus to track the impact of their own research in publications since 1996. Authors can see who else is using their published articles in their research using Scopus’ citation analysis and visualization tools. See our Citation Analysis LibGuide for more about this type of searching.
Scopus is provided to UT as part of OhioLINK for the next three years, and the database purchase will be re-evaluated in 2013.