The Scopus web site claims this database is the "largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research." It is more international in coverage than Web of Science and the Scopus interface is simple and intuitive to use.
A citation search in the Scopus is not a complete citation search:
This guide will show how to use Scopus to:
Be aware: The citation count will only include the number of times the publication was cited by articles from the journals that Scopus covers. Scopus does not count citations from every journal published around the world, nor does this method count citations from books, conference proceedings, dissertations/theses, patents, technical reports or other types of publications.
This section will demostrate how to find the number of times a particular article has been cited within the Scopus database.
Scopus has several ways which make it very easy to get detailed citation information on specific authors.
For a quick report on a specific author which contains detailed information including then number of articles by this author in Scopus, number of times the author is cited within Scopus, co-authors, subject areas, h-index and more click on either the author icon or the "Details" link in the documents column from the author search results page.
- The number of articles by this author indexed in Scopus and a direct link to these articles.
- The number of references this author used in his or her articles and a direct link to these references.
- A link to information about co-authors
- A list of journals and other sources where this author published
- Affiliation history for this author
This method can only be used for journals covered in Scopus; variant citations are not included in the citation determination.
To be notified whenever an article of interest is cited, use the "Citation Alert" feature. This feature is only available for articles that appeared in a journal covered by the Web of Science.
Much of the content of this guide is based on a guide created at University of Michigan Library and which can be viewed here. Thank you to the group that created that guide and allowed us to make use of the content for our own guide.