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Scopus: Comprehensive, multidisciplinary, trusted abstract and citation database

Quickly find relevant and authoritative research, identify experts and gain access to reliable data, metrics and analytical tools. Be confident in advancing research, educational goals, and research direction and priorities — all from one database.

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Having access to comprehensive content and high-quality data is effective only if you can easily find the information you need. The state-of-the-art search tools and filters in Scopus enable you to quickly:

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Scopus has comprehensive scholarly literature, data and analytical tools to keep you up-to-date and ahead of the competition.

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Inform strategic research decisions

Scopus empowers organizations with unparalleled access to critical global research, which can be integrated with existing platforms to increase analysis and insights.

Its advanced suite of analytical tools helps users visualize, compare and export data to evaluate research output and trends, assisting in measuring research performance at the individual or institutional level, and helping inform strategic research decisions.

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Enhance research visibility

Scopus Author Profiles offer new insights into the reach and influence of research, helping to build a reliable body of work to support career goals. Once a profile is validated, Scopus takes over, automatically populating it and continuously building on an author's credentials.

Scopus is the only database to blend automated and manually curated data to generate current author profiles. This process allows us to deliver over 17m profiles that support accurate author searches in the same way you can search for articles: efficiently and easily.

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Scopus outperforms other abstract and citation databases by providing a broader range of research metrics covering nearly twice the number of peer-reviewed publications.

Using Scopus metrics, you can demonstrate the influence of your institution's scholarly output. Discover the details behind our metrics, giving you confidence in knowing how the numbers are derived.

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What's new?

Have you already heard about Scopus AI? We are working on our new beta AI-powered search tool that will help researchers find papers by natural language query. Results will be synthesized drawn from decades of research into clear digestible summaries.

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Did you know that you can now explore Preprints as part of a Scopus search? Preprints allow authors to showcase their research, making a paper discoverable earlier in the publication process, and are an avenue for finding new research collaborators. Search results for Preprints appear in a new tab on the Scopus search results page.

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Industry-leading collection of scholarly abstracts and citations

Scopus combines an expertly curated abstract and citation database with enriched data and linked scholarly literature across a wide variety of disciplines.
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Comprehensive coverage, greater insights

Superior coverage of emerging markets gives access to critical, high-quality research being conducted and published in developing countries not found in other databases.
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Independent review and selection

Scopus is source-neutral and curated by an international panel of independent subject matter experts who are recognized leaders in their fields.
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Intuitive search

The Scopus search feature is built to quickly and accurately distill massive amounts of information down to the most relevant documents.
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Better tools, better results

With sophisticated tools and analytics, Scopus generates precise citation results, detailed author profiles and insights that inform better decisions.
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More metrics

Scopus offers more research metrics — and on nearly twice the number of peer-reviewed publications — than any other abstract and citation database.

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Research Librarian for the Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine (USA)

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