What do users say?
Librarian, major European oil company
"Scopus is our starting point for research. Its broad coverage enables our library to serve all the different divisions and specialist departments in our company. The user-friendliness and integration with other services and databases serve the needs of our researchers. Additionally, the Scopus personalization tools such as search alerts keep our users on top of the latest research developments."
Dr. Mustafa Aldur, Hacettepe University, Turkey
"We generally look at the health related databases but now I see what we miss. For example, when we search the databases like PubMed for a subject like 'prosthesis' we miss the engineering part of the issue. Now we can see them all together. Scopus puts all the pieces of the puzzle together."
Dr. Evan Bieske School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne Australia
Vincent H.L. Lee, Food and Drug Administration, USA
"This is a superb, well thought out and user-friendly search engine which will find utility across a wide spectrum of users. I found it a wonderful tool to track my research productivity, my colleagues', each investigator's collaborators...in short, locating a talent network."
When you do a general search, you get literature, web links and patents. Web sources are becoming important. Many people who publish literature also have websites that offer updated and important information; Scopus provides both with the same search."
Mark Levy, University of Edinburgh, UK
“For authors, Scopus offers quick access to sources of ideas and papers. For researchers, you can confirm that an idea is original and be alerted on relevant subjects during research implementation. As an Editor, I can identify plagiarism and repetitive publication. Referees and reviewers can use Scopus to help identify gaps and missing citations.”
Russ Schmehl, Tulane University, USA
"Scopus has three main benefits that make it excellent:
1. Literature/author searching is faster and easier.
2. Refinement: You can refine a search by selecting particular authors, years, journals or sub disciplines quickly and easily.
3. Search and report: You can set up Scopus to search for and send citations to you as new published works appear...covering an enormous number of publications.
Sander van Kasteren, University of Oxford, UK
"I primarily use Scopus for topic searches. For instance, if I need to find a specific protein or enzyme to work with. I use the filtering options to get it down to 50 references. Other programs give you 10,000 hits, but with Scopus you can work with it and filter it."
Peter Stambrook, University of Cincinnati, USA
“Advantages of Scopus are speed, speed, speed! I use Scopus for identifying proper citations, staying current in rapidly moving fields, and knowing whom to cite for grants. I use the citation data for promotion and tenure and find it a useful editorial tool to identify credible reviewers.”