Friday, February 29, 2008

Trial access to the SCOPUS database

The University Library has established trial access to Elsevier’s SCOPUS database on a university-wide basis until 5 April.

Developed in conjunction with researchers to provide an easily navigated single entry-point to the world’s scientific information, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database for the sciences and social sciences. It covers:

  • 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 international publishers, including coverage of:
    • Over 1,000 Open Access journals
    • 500 Conference Proceedings
    • Over 600 Trade Publications
    • Over 125 Book Series
  • 33 million records, of which:
    • 16 million records include references going back to 1996
    • 17 million pre-1996 records go back as far as 1869

Scopus also covers 386 million quality web sources, including 21 million patents. Web sources are searched via Scirus, and include author homepages, university sites and resources such as the preprint servers CogPrints and, and OAI compliant resources. It is updated daily. For more information on Scopus see

Linking to full-text articles has been set up for electronic journals for which there are subscriptions within the university.

The URL for SCOPUS is

No passwords are required on campus. Off-campus access is available by Raven password after August 22nd.

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