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Search Click Search to open the Scopus search forms: Document, Author, Affiliation, and Advanced. From the Search form, you can search Scopus for specific scientific documents.
Sources Click Browse Sources to browse or search the indexed sources and journals by title.
Analytics Click Compare journals to analyze and compare journals based on citation metrics such as Impact per Publication, SCImago Journal Rank and SNIP. Learn more about metrics.
Alerts Click Alerts to manage your previously saved search, document citation , or author citation alerts.
My list Click My list to view and manage your temporary lists of documents. You can select documents and save them for later use within a session, but you can also save documents in a basket permanently.
Settings Click My Scopus to view or edit the general settings in Scopus. These include your account profile information, preferences, password, saved lists, alerts and searches.
Register Click Register to create your personal login and personalize Scopus.

Introduction to Scopus: Getting Started

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Scopus Quick Reference Guide

Scopus Quick Reference Guide

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Scopus Quick Reference Guide pdf (5.62 mb)

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