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This tutorial by Elsevier demonstrates Scopus features and search techniques. Or use this shorter tutorial to get started on a basic search. (You need the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player. To download the player free of charge, go to the Adobe website or switch to Google Chrome or Internet Explorer which have Adobe Flash Player built in.)
Scopus searches the bibliographic record (not full text articles). The default document search is title/abstract/keyword. Use the dropdown menu next to the search bar to select a different search field.
Keywords include those provided by authors, and index keywords from MeSH, Emtree or Compendex.
Choosing search terms
Using Boolean operators Learn about Boolean Operators