For a three year trial period, members of the ONU community will have access to SCOPUS, a major electronic tool containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. Users may wish to compare it to the three ISI databases, also available on the Heterick web pages, Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Index.
With over 18,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities.
Scopus currently covers:
- 17,000 peer-reviewed journals (including 1,200 Open Access journals).
- 600 trade publications.
- 350 book series.
- 3.7 million conference papers from proceedings and journals.
- 42.5 million records:
- 22 million records with references back to 1996 (of which 78% include references).
- 20.5 million records pre-1996 which go back as far as 1823.
Features and functionality designed to support and improve researchers’ workflow, include:
• A simple and intuitive interface.
• Linking to full-text articles and other library resources.
• Author Identifier to automatically match an author’s published research including the h-index.
• Citation Tracker to simply find, check and track citations in real-time.
• Affiliation Identifier to automatically identify and match an organization with all its research output.
• Journal Analyzer provides a quick insight into journal performance.
• Alerts, RSS and HTML feeds to stay up-to-date.
• Document Download Manager to easily download and organize multiple full-text articles simultaneously.
• Data export via bibiliographic managers such as RefWorks, EndNote and BibTeX.