Answered By: Alison Gowers
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017     Views: 523

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources in the areas of health, life, physical and social sciences, including:

  • 15,000 peer-reviewed journals 
  • 1200 open access journals 
  • 500 conference proceedings
  • Over 600 trade publications
  • 200 book series
  • 386 million scientific web pages
  • 22 million patent records from 5 patent offices

Content is updated daily.

Why use Scopus?

Scopus provides useful information that can help you complete grant or other applications quickly and easily.

It allows you  to:

  • Quickly see the main journals, disciplines and authors that publish in your area of interest (in the refine results overview)
  • Review the work and citations of other authors
  • Track research trends and make connections within or across disciplines (using the 'Cited by' and reference links).