Is research important to you?
Whether you do research or evaluate other people’s papers …YOU want to know about Scopus.
But what is SCOPUS?
*Largest database in the world for abstracts, citations, web sources.
*Over 18,000 peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journals—medical, technical,and social sciences.
*Many useful features. Among them:
- Citation Tracker – Counts in real time the number of times an article has been cited since 1996 to this very moment, and into the future.
- h-Index – A mathematical method of evaluating an author’s scientific impact and lifetime writing output. Its “judgement” of overall performance can help an author get hired, promoted or tenured. (Read more here)
- Author Identifier – An assigned, unique number that finally eliminates confusions between JD Smith the cardiologist from JD Smith the nephrologist.
- Auto Alerts – Sends you daily, weekly or monthly information by e-mail from a chosen author, topic, article, or citations in articles that interest you.
To find out more information, choose one or all:
- Register for a training class at UM Calder Library: http://calder.med.miami.edu (go to “Classes Offered”)
- Go online directly to Scopus: http://calder.med.miami.edu (click “E-Databases”)