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Scopus: introduction & overview

This guides provide an introduction and overview of Scopus

Document results page

Saving your search and setting alerts

Saving your search and setting up alerts [1] 

Quickly review or edit your search from the top of the page. Registered users can sign in to:

  • Save searches
  • Set up alerts to be notified when new documents are added to Scopus that match this search

Refine search results

Refine your results [2]

From the left-hand menu, you can:

  • Search within your results
  • Select only open access documents
  • Use filters to limit or exclude results from your search, including, but not limited to:
    • Access Type
    • Publication Year
    • Keyword
    • Affiliation
    • Author Name
    • Subject Area 

Export results

Export selected search results [3] to: 

  • Mendeley 

  • RefWorks 

  • SciVal 

  • RIS format (for import into EndNote) 

  • CSV 

  • BibTeX 

  • Plain Text 

Analyze search results

Analyze Search Results button [4]

Use this feature to gain further insights into any list of document results.

Limit your search

Filter options:

  • Publication date range [6], then specify Published from / To [7]

    • Choose from 'All years' or a range of years by using the drop down arrows (the default is 'All years')

  • Date added to Scopus [8]:

    • Specify 'Anytime' or within the last 7, 14 or 30 days by using the drop down arrow (the default is 'Anytime')

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