Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed journal articles, books, conference proceedings and patents. It includes:
Scopus does not have full articles, but it will link to the articles in York Library when available. For a very simple way to automatically get PDFs from Scopus, you can add the LibKey Nomad browser extension. (See also: installing LibKey Nomad)
Scopus Search Tips
Once you have entered your keywords, hit Search.
You can further Limit your search with additional options.
You can also check out the Scopus Document Search Tutorial video, which will demonstrate how to enter search terms and specify fields, make a search more specific to narrow your results, and how to work with previous searches from the current session.
On the Advanced search form, you can create a search using field codes, proximity operators, or Boolean operators to narrow the scope of the search. For example:
To create an advanced search:
To view your search in outline form:
If you are constructing a complex search, you can click Outline query before you hit search to view your results in outline form.
There are two ways to refine your search:
Search within Results
For any kind of search, once you have retrieved a list of documents, you can click the Analyze Results button in the top left corner of the results box to open up the analytics tools. Each tab contains data visualizations and charts that can downloaded, filtered, and so on. Metrics include publication year, source, authors, affiliations, country, document type, and subject area.