e-Resource of the Month – Scopus

By Abir Mukherjee, on 10 February 2014

The Cruciform Library’s recommendation for E-Resource of the Month for February  is the Scopus database, which has recently undergone a redesign of its user interface, hopefully making it easier to use.  As with the other e-resources described, the database can be accessed on site or remotely by UCL Students and Staff via the Library Homepage and Explore by choosing “Find Databases” at the top of the page.

 What is it?

Similar in function to Web of Science,  Elsevier’s website defines Scopus as the ‘largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with bibliometric tools to track, analyze and visualize research.” Whilst still combining biomedical journal articles with social science articles and citation analysis, new features include one-click export to Mendeley and updated Author profiles. A video guide for searching on the new interface can be found here .

 How do I access it?

Via the UCL Library webpages and Explore either through UCL desktops or remotely (UCL computer ID and password required when prompted if accessing remotely). From the Library homepage, “Finding databases” can be selected from the tabs at the top. Scopus can be then be found alphabetically or by choosing it from the “Biomedicine and Health” options from the drop-down list.