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Scopus Tips

22 July 2013 - 12:09pm by Lynn Sette

Scopus is a large database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Broad coverage from Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region.  100% coverage of Medline titles.


1) Search for: main search window, enter topic to search

2) Search items: pull-down menu allows search by item (author, language…) – can also use tabs

3) Add search field: pull-down allows you to search by document type (article in press, letter, review)

Try: carbohydrate metabolism

Sorting Options and refining Search Results:

4) Refine:Limit to or exclude specific journals or authors

5) Link to full Article: Click on Yale Links to link to the full article

6) Display Abstract: Click the article title to show the details of the article including the abstract

7) Sort Options:By default, search results are listed by year.  Click the topic headings, to sort by relevance, author, and journal

8) Cited by: Click on the number to display articles citing that article

Scopus is listed under Resources on our homepage, if you have additional questions contact your library liaison.