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Tracking Citations

A guide to tracking citations using various sources

What is Scopus?

Scopus is published by Elsevier. Scopus' website advertises that it is the largest abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature and quality web-sources.

It includes abstracts from around 17,000 publications and has 40 million records with some going back as far as 1823. Covering the life sciences, physical sciences, health sciences, social sciences & humanities.

More than half of Scopus' content is from Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific Region giving it a broad international focus.

Scopus has a channel on YouTube with a number of videos that can assist you with using the database.

Register with Scopus

To be able to save searches and create alerts in Scopus, you will need to register (no cost involved) within Scopus by clicking the 'Register' link on the top right hand side of the website and following the instructions.