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Physician Assistant Studies: Scopus

Research resources and search tips for UAB Surgical PA students

About Scopus

Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and web sources. It includes:

  • 28,000,000 records with references after 1995
  • 21,000,000 pre-1996 records (back to 1823)
  • Nearly 20,500 different journals from 5000 publishers, including open source
  • 5.3 million conference papers (proceedings and journals)
  • 100 % Medline coverage, most EMBASE records
  • Links to UAB licensed full text

Why use Scopus?  Use Scopus:

  • to search on your topic when you want search results that are interdisciplinary and include international literature.  See graphs below.
  • when you would like to see results ranked by times cited and relevance and as well as by date.
  • to look up an important paper on Scopus and see the reference list as well as the forward cites to the paper.
  •  to set citation alerts.  Who is citing your work?
Scopus is interdisciplinary and international in scope.

LHL's Scopus Guide

To learn more about searching Scopus, review Lister Hill Library's Scopus Guide.

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