Answered By: Business Librarian
Last Updated: 17 Jul, 2015     Views: 109

Scopus contains details of articles in quality journals, including details of how many, and which, more recent articles have cited any particular article. While Scopus doesn't contain the full text of any article, you can link out to other databases to get full text, where available.

Once you have got into Scopus you can search for specific papers that you are already aware of, or search by topic/keyword.

To search for a specific paper, type the title of the article in to the search box. If details of the article are included in Scopus, you'll see it in the list of results. Click on the title to read the abstract and see a clickable list of references, or click on 'AL Link to Full Text' to get a link to where we have the article in another database (if we subscribe to it). Alternatively, the far right column of the results list indicates how may times the article has been cited. Clicking on this number would give a list of these citing articles.

To search by topic in Scopus, type one keyword/phrase into the search box that appears on the Document search page, and add additional click on 'Add search field' to add more keywords. Limit your search further using the options on the search page, or the options at the left of the screen once you press search and get to the list of results.

See our Finding Resources  LibGuide for further information. Alternatively, if you need help with specific examples, Librarians are available at the LibSmart Desk for drop-ins Mon-Thurs, 1pm- 6pm, and until 5pm on Fridays during term time.