Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature and quality web sources with tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Scopus offers access to:

  • 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 international publishers, including
    • over 1200 Open Access journals
    • 500 conference proceedings
    • over 600 trade publications
    • 200 book series
  • Results from 386 million scientific web pages
  • 22 million patent records from 5 patent offices (US Patent and Trademark Office, European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization and UK Intellectual Property Office)
  • Over 80 selected sources e.g. institutional repositories, digital archives and special subject collections

It also offers the following research tools:

  • Scopus Citation Tracker to find, check and track citation data year by year and in real-time
  • Scopus Author Identifier to distinguish between results from authors with the same name and to capture all results for an author whose name is recorded in different ways
  • Scopus Affiliation Identifier to automatically identify and match an organization with all its research output
  • The h-index as a means to evaluate research performance of an author, complemented by unique graphs
  • PatentCites to track how primary research is practically applied in patents
  • WebCites to track the influence of peer-reviewed research on web literature

Subject coverage: multi-discipline

Update frequency: daily
Location: Web (remote access available)