1 Using Scopus for Literature Research. 2 Why Scopus? A comprehensive abstract and citation database of peer- reviewed literature and quality web sources.
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2 Why Scopus? A comprehensive abstract and citation database of peer- reviewed literature and quality web sources. Nearly 18,000 sources from 5,000 publishers worldwide (90% peer- reviewed journals). Broadest coverage available of Scientific, Technical, Medical and Social Sciences literature including Arts & Humanities. Sources: Europe, Middle East & Africa (53%) North America (35%) Asia, Australia & Pacific (10%) South America (2%) As a Citation Analysis Tool to evaluate: Authors, Institutions and Journals.
6 Search Fundamental environmental education finds over 25,000 records
7 Search Fundamental Search Basics: Use Double Quotes to Search as Phrases “environmental education” reduces results to under 2,800 records
8 Search Fundamental Search Basics: use “Keywords” instead of “Article Title, Abstracts, Keywords” for better precision
9 Search Fundamental “environmental education” as KEYWORDS reduces results to 1,600 records
10 Search Fundamental To Narrow Down Further: Add Search Terms; Set “Limit to” Options (by year / document type / subject areas) Add search field
11 Search Fundamental To Narrow Down Further: Add Search Terms; Set “Limit to” Options (by year / document type / subject areas) (KEY("environmental education") AND TITLE-ABS- KEY("primary school*" OR "primary education")) AND PUBYEAR AFT 1999 39 Records Only
12 Search Fundamental At the Results Screens: you can also add Additional Search Terms, add Limit Fields Add display additional category To do search within the result list To further refine the result by category, e.g. author, year … etc.
13 Search Fundamental At the Results Screens: you can also change the Sorting Order (the default order is by “Date”)
14 Search Fundamental Citations : Find out who is citing a particular article
15 Search Fundamental Citations : Find out who is citing a particular article
19 A Typical SCOPUS Record To export, print, email or create a bibliography, click these links You can receive updates on your desktop of all newly loaded content matching your search criteria. Find related documents A Document Citation Alert will keep you informed when a document cites this document. You can schedule it to run daily, weekly or monthly. You will receive an e-mail message with a link into Scopus to access these new documents.
28 Set Search Alert (Email) A Search Alert is a saved search that you can schedule to run daily, weekly or monthly. You will receive an e-mail message with a link into Scopus to access the new results.
29 Set Search Alert (RSS) When you subscribe to a Scopus RSS feed, you will get the top 20 search results for your search delivered every day to your RSS reader. To use a Scopus RSS feed you must have an RSS reader.
30 Add to My List Add the selected documents to My List
31 Add to My List Click “My list” to browse the saved records To further manage your saved list
35 Citation Analysis of an Author To view the citation analysis of this author
36 Citation Analysis of an Author Authors are evaluated on the basis of their body of work, which has been cited by articles published from 1996 onwards in one of the 18,000 peer-reviewed journals in Scopus
37 h-index in Scopus Developed in 2005 by Jorge Hirsch, a condensed-matter physicist (University of California in San Diego) and peace activist.
38 Definition of h-index An author has index h if h of his papers have at least h citations each and the other papers have no more than h citations each. For example The h index for Bond, Michael Harris Considers Scopus articles published after 1996 = 18 (18 out of 70 documents have each been cited at least 18 times)
39 Properties of the h-index Easy to determine. Age of Author not taken into account. Both junior and senior authors can have a high or low h-index. Ignores the highly & poorly cited papers – ‘one-hit wonders’. Dynamic, not a static number – can change as citations increase, real-time in Scopus. Can be used to measure : Authors, Journals, Institutions, Departments, Faculties, Selection of Papers … etc. See Prof. Hirsch’s paper at: http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0508025 http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0508025
42 Journal Analyzer Double click to select a journal title. A graph will appear on the other side showing citations, documents, etc. of the title. Up to 10 journal titles could be selected for comparison at a time. SJR chart weighted citations per document SNIP = Source normalized impact per paper: corrects for differences in the frequency of citation across research fields Citations chart shows the total number of citations received by a journal in the year, considering all documents. Documents chart shows the total number of documents published in the journal in the year.