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Database Tutorials

Get help using library databases! Highlighted databases include: Discovery Search, EBSCO databases, Embase, JSTOR, PubMed, and Scopus.

Scopus Introduction

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings.

Over 19,000 national/international titles support research in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences fields, and the arts and humanities. 

When should I use Scopus?
  • When you want search results that are interdisciplinary and include International literature, as detailed below
  • To see results ranked by the number of times cited
  • To look up an important paper and see the reference list as well as the forward cites for the paper
  • To set citation alerts (find out who is citing your work)


  • Citation Tracker: use to find, check, and track citations
  • Affiliation Identifier: use to match an organization with its research output
  • Journal Analyzer: use to provide insight into specific journal performance

Scopus Tutorials