UMass Libraries Debut Access to Scopus

The UMass Amherst Libraries begin providing access to Scopus in March 2023. Scopus is an indexing and abstracting database of peer-reviewed scholarly content covering the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities, comparable to the Web of Science. It allows for the discovery, tracking, and analysis of scholarship that includes journal articles, conference proceedings, trade magazines, book series, books and book chapters, and patents.

Containing 77 million records across four broad disciplinary areas (physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and social sciences and humanities), Scopus’s index is updated daily and includes over 25,000 serial titles and 210,000 books. It also includes records from Medline (a subset of PubMed) and Embase (the most comprehensive biomedical literature database).

Faculty, students, and staff can use Scopus to:

  • Search for documents by topic, title, author, or institutional affiliation
  • Perform citation searches and establish citation alerts
  • Export citations to reference management systems
  • View impact metrics for authors and journals
  • Integrate Scopus content with ORCID profiles

Scopus captures open access (OA) journals and features an OA indicator in search results. The index includes more comprehensive global coverage of scholarship than other databases, including content from the Middle East and Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Australia and New Zealand, as well as North America and Western Europe. Cited references are available for documents with a publication date back to 1970. For researchers, Scopus integrates with ORCID, making it easier to maintain a professional research profile. Scopus is owned by Elsevier.

For more information or assistance, contact your liaison librarian.