The name, Scopus, was inspired by the bird, Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), which supposedly has excellent navigation skills. [Burnham JF. Scopus database: a review. Biomed Digit Libr. 2006 Mar 8;3:1. doi:10.1186/1742-5581-3-1]
This guide is to help researchers learn about searching Scopus, managing results, setting email alerts and citation alerts, etc.
Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed journal articles, books, conference proceedings and patents. It includes:
Scopus is international in scope.
Parts of this guide were taken from:
Elsevier page about Scopus content: http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/scopus/content-overview
Lister Hill Library Scopus guide: http://libguides.lhl.uab.edu/content.php?pid=262346
University of Washington Health Sciences Library Scopus guide- http://libguides.hsl.washington.edu/content.php?pid=439591
To be included, a journal must:
Scopus also covers scholarly monographs (and excludes undergrad textbooks).