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Scopus week in the RU Libraries: Oct 14 - 21

October 6, 2014

The Libraries recently acquired Scopus, a citation and abstract database of peer-reviewed literature with over 50 million records from 5,000 publishers in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. To make sure faculty, staff, and students get the most out of this comprehensive and sophisticated resource, we're bringing Scopus developers to many of our campuses for 'How to best use Scopus' presentations and, if requested, private small group tutorials.

Look for Scopus information tables in library lobbies:
> October 14th - Alexander Library, College Ave. campus, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
> October 16th - Dana Library, Rutgers University-Newark, 10:00am to 12:00 pm
> October 16th - Smith Library, Rutgers Health Sciences-Newark,  1:30 to 4:30
> October 17th - Library of Science & Medicine, Busch campus, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
> October 21st - Paul Robeson Library, Camden campus, 12:00 am to 2:00 pm

 You'll learn how to:
* Search 53 million records in seconds
* Analyze author impact - discover who is citing an author and which journals are most influential
* Create visualizations with charts, graphs, and other tools
* Compare scholarly journals, by reviewing their rankings, citations, and other measures
and much more.

For more information on these sessions, please contact Rebecca Sloat, Distributed Technical Services  at rebecca.sloat@rutgers.edu or by phone: (848) 932-6119 or Gracemary Smulewitz, Distributed Technical Services at smulewi@rutgers.edu or by phone (848) 932-6120.

More about Scopus
Scopus is a citation and abstract database of peer-reviewed literature that can be used by researchers to determine the impact of specific authors, articles/documents, and journals. It contains over 50 million records in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage strongest in the physical sciences (7,200+ titles) and health sciences (6,800+ titles), followed by the life sciences (4,300+ titles), and finally the social sciences & humanities (5,300+ titles). Titles included in Scopus are selected based on journal policies, content, journal standing, regularity of publication, and online availability. More than 25,000 titles (including open access journals) from around the world are covered in Scopus.  Patents in Scopus come from five patent offices: US Patent & Trademark Office, European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization and the UK Intellectual Property Office