Scopus’s 1st birthday at UWE!

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Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-review literature, including books, conference proceedings and journals, covering the following fields of research: science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. We have been subscribing to it for a year on 1st April and it seems that increasing numbers of you are accessing it! We’ve just had our latest statistics through and record views went from 538 last April to 15,673 in January 2018.

If you’ve not had a chance to use Scopus yet, why not give it a go.

You can use it to:

  • Find peer reviewed literature on a range of subjects
  • Look at the abstract and references for each article
  • Export search results to Ref Works or your chosen reference management system
  • View who is citing and talking about articles on social media
  • View the performance data/ metrics on the journals listed
  • Look at what UWE Bristol researchers are publishing
  • Sign up for alerts to follow particular authors or searches.

If you would like more information on this resource, please contact the library research team


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Going beyond Google – useful search engines for research

JISC have recently published a useful piece on their blog: Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

They have identified a range of possible resources including:

  • CORE and BASE which can be used to find open access articles and web resources.
  • Power searching from Google, which is an online training course that highlights how to get the most out of Google.
  • Copac, which is a Jisc service that allows you to look through the catalogues of over 70 major UK and Irish libraries. Great for finding print stock near where you live.
  • Research data catalogues including the EU open data portal and Dryad .
  • Zetoc, a research database which helps users find and set alerts for new research publications through the British Library’s electronic table of contents.
  • Europeana, which lists books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings from a range of Europe’s leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums. It also allows you to download and share various resources.

Why not have a look at one of these great resources and see what you can discover to help with your research?


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