Clemson Libraries seeks feedback on Scopus trial

Clemson Libraries is offering faculty, staff and student users the opportunity to try Scopus, one of the largest abstract and citation databases in the world, and provide feedback on their experience. The trial period runs through November 22, 2023.

Scopus is a source-neutral abstract and citation database curated by independent subject matter experts who are recognized leaders in their fields. The database contains more than 1.8 billion cited references, dating back to 1970, and more than 93 million items, such as serial titles, books and author profiles. It includes access to tens of thousands of journals in the subject areas of physical sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities and life sciences.

“Over the past several months, our library faculty have conducted a thorough benchmarking analysis of our resources in alignment with Clemson Elevate. Scopus is a resource that has repeatedly been identified as an interdisciplinary and foundational database for Clemson Elevate focus areas,” said Ariel Turner, associate dean for collections and discovery for Clemson Libraries. “We are delighted to offer this trial of Scopus and look forward to feedback from the Clemson community about whether or not this tool would further support their research and educational goals.”

Clemson users can access Scopus here.

Users are encouraged to provide feedback, which will be used to evaluate the need for a subscription to Scopus. There will also be opportunities for virtual drop-in sessions with Scopus representatives:

  • Friday, November 3, from 1-2 p.m. on Zoom: click here
  • Thursday, November 16, from 10-11 a.m. on Zoom: click here

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Scopus is a product of Elsevier, the world’s largest science and health information company, serving the global research community for more than 200 years. Elsevier serves academic and government institutions around the globe as well as the world’s top research and development-intensive corporations and healthcare institutions in more than 180 countries and regions.