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Scopus is Back!

Good news, Scopus is back!  It is now accessible from our Databases A-Z page and business subject guides.  This well liked, broad indexing and abstracting service for scholarly literature has many valuable features.

My favorite feature is the Scopus Alart.  My Alert is set to send me a weekly email with citations to publications by Villanova School of Business affiliated authors.  This feature keeps me informed about your research interests and use that knowledge to inform my collection development decisions.  Alerts or RSS feeds can  be set up for every time a document or author is cited or simply for new publications in your field.  Creating an Alert is as easy as establishing a Scopus user name and password, clicking “Alerts”  on the task bar or within a search using the bell or broadcast icons and following the prompts.

Trying to identify the best place to submit an article for publication? Scopus Journal Analytics is useful for judging the prestige, impact and scope of a journal.  This feature competes directly with Thomson’s Journal Citation Report but includes a broader range of journals and does not confine rankings by discipline.

Up for promotion or tenure? the Author Evaluator provides beautiful reports on publication source, type, time span, co-authorship networks, cited by references and h-index metrics.

These are  basic features build into the database, but it also offers a growing number of applications that you can add to your personal profile.  One app displays the most often downloaded articles from a journal, another, Jrate, displays journal metrics alongside abstracts, and Co-Author Explorer visualizes an authors collaborating network. For faculty on the go, Scopus offers mobile apps.






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Last Modified: May 15, 2012

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