Clemson Libraries subscribes to Scopus database, offers trainings

Clemson Libraries has purchased a year-long subscription to Scopus, one of the largest abstract and citation databases in the world, based on feedback provided by users during a trial period of Scopus last fall.

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.

“Last year, our library faculty 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 of collections and discovery. “We are delighted to be able to provide access to this resource to our students and researchers, and we look forward to feedback from the Clemson community about whether or not this tool would further support your research and educational goals.”

Clemson students, faculty and staff can access Scopus here. Representatives from Elsevier, the company that provides Scopus, will conduct two training sessions on using the database:

  • Wednesday, April 10, at 10 a.m. in the Brown Room (416 Cooper)
  • Friday, April 12, at 11 a.m. in the Brynes Room (401 Cooper) or join virtually via Microsoft Teams

The training sessions are open to all students, faculty and staff who want to learn more about Scopus. Coffee will be served, and participants will get giveaways from Scopus and Clemson Libraries.

Users are still encouraged to provide feedback, which will be used to evaluate whether or not the Libraries will continue its subscription after this year.

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.

Scopus is just one of more than 700 databases that users can access through Clemson Libraries. Click here to see a full list of available databases.