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New! Scopus database - Vast and cross-disciplinary

The Libraries now hold a trial subscription to an electronic resource that encompasses thousands of publications, in a broad cross-section of academic fields.

Scopus is a multi-disciplinary database of over 14,000 publications, including conference proceedings and trade publications from 4000 publishers. Scopus' focus is on scientific, technical and medical literature with some coverage in social sciences. It provides cited reference searching from 1996 to the present. It shares similarities with Web of Science (Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index).

Scopus provides subject coverage in the following areas:

  • Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Engineering: 4,500 titles
  • Life and Health Sciences: 5,900 titles (100% Medline coverage)
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Economics: 2,700 titles
  • Biological, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: 2,500 titles
  • General Sciences: 50 titles

As of August 2005, Scopus' coverage goes back to 1960. Only records back to 1996 have cited references attached.

In addition to cited reference searching users also have access to Scirus, the free web search engine produced by Elsevier (the publisher of Scopus), for more than 167 million science-specific web pages from the Scopus interface. Scirus offers users access to pre-print servers, Open Archives and patents e.g. Cogprints, ArXiv.org and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Rutgers University Libraries currently has temporary access to Scopus until the end of 2006. Should you have any comments, please send your email to RUL_scopus@email.rutgers.edu. The Libraries appreciate your input.

Users can access Scopus from the front page of the Libraries website, either through IRIS or by following the path: Find Articles / Indexes and Databases / Science, Technology, and Math / General Science / Scopus





Posted September 8, 2005