Scopus increases its export limits

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 Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with smart tools, has just released to new enhancements:

  1. The Scopus export limits have increased from 2,000 to 20,000 records.  Users can now download (up to) 20,000 records at a time.  Once the selection has been made, an email with a link to download the CSV data set will be sent to the user with the following fields provided:
  • Author(s)
  • Document title
  • Year
  • Source title
  • Volume, issue, pages
  • Citation count
  • Source and document type
  1. It is now easier for researchers to freely import their research papers to ORCID through a direct link on the author detail page, shown as follows:
Scopus "Add to Orcid" screenshot

What is ORCID?

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors, and national boundaries and in its cooperation with other identifier systems. ORCID works with the research community to identify opportunities for integrating ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.

ORCID provides two core functions: (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication. ORCID makes its code available under an open source license, and will post an annual public data file under a CC0 waiver for free download.

 Using Scopus as a researcher you can:

  • Find out who is citing you, and how many citations an article or an author has received
  • Analyze citations for a particular journal issue, volume or year
  • Use this information to complete grant or other applications quickly and easily
  • Use the refine results overview to quickly see the main journals, disciplines and authors that publish in your area of interest
  • Uncover important and relevant articles that you may otherwise miss
  • Check out the work and citations of other authors
  • Click on the cited by and reference links to track research trends and make connections. You can do this within or across disciplines you are interested in
The Scopus advantage:
  • Over 20,500 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide
  • Contains 49 million records, 78% with abstracts
  • Includes over 5.3 million conference papers
  • Provides 100% Medline coverage
  • Interoperability with ScienceDirectEngineering Village and Reaxys, a unique chemistry workflow solution

For more about Scopus, view this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=AnHFsHDy9GM&mode=transport

 

Scopus added as a new database subscription

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The Elsevier Sciverse database Scopus is now available through UMass Lowell Libraries as a new annual subscription. Access can be found in most of the library’s database subject web pages or on the home page alphabet index list.

SciVerse Scopus is touted as the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. With over 19,000 titles and over 46 million records from more than 5,000 international publishers, SciVerse Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities.

The full Content Coverage Guide (April 2011) can be downloaded here

What Scopus offers to the researcher:

  • Find out who is citing you, and how many citations an article or an author has received.
  • Analyze citations for a particular journal issue, volume or year.
  • Use this information to complete grant or other applications quickly and easily.
  • Use the refine results overview to quickly see the main journals, disciplines and authors that publish in your area of interest.
  • Uncover important and relevant articles that you may otherwise miss.
  • Check out the work and citations of other authors.
  • Click on the cited by and reference links to track research trends and make connections. You can do this within or across disciplines you are interested in.

Tools available include the following:

  • Citation Tracker: a simple way to find, check and track citation data year by year for a specific author or topic.
  • Author Profile: In September 2011 an extensive algorithm enhancement project was completed that raises the precision level of Author Profile data.
  • Author Identifier: automatically matches variations of an author’s name and distinguishes between authors with the same name. All the documents belonging to a specific author are listed in the author’s details (including numbers of citations received, affiliations, h-index).
  • Affiliation Identifier: automatically identifies and matches an organization with all of its research output.
  • Journal Analyzer: provides a quick, easy and transparent view of journal performance, now enriched with two journal metrics – SJR and SNIP that offer a transparent and objective overview of the journal landscape going back to 1996.

If you would like instruction on the use of these tools, extensive training and demo tutorials and materials are available on the SciVerse Training Material web page.