Scopus is a comprehensive database covering scientific, technical, medical, and social science research literature dating back to the mid-1800s. Scopus is updated daily with new articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and patent records.
The Biomedical Library recommends using Scopus to identify research trends, track researcher output, identify important publications, and calculate one’s h-index. If you’re interested in learning more about researcher metrics, contact a librarian.
If you’re a student, I recommend using Scopus’s “Author Search” and “Affiliation Search” features to identify your professor’s research interests. This information can lead to productive conversations during office hours, summer research assistantships, and other career-related opportunities. If you are thinking about going to graduate school, use the “Affiliation Search” to identify faculty and institutions doing research in your area of interest.