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Gerstein Science Information Centre

Database help in the sciences and health sciences

Help with MEDLINE, PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, CINAHL, Google Scholar, etc.


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It's designed to find the information scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process.

Performing a document search

Learn how to conduct a search in Scopus, how to narrow search results, and how to apply and work with previous search settings.

Reviewing search results

How to:

  • Analyze search results
  • Modify, store, and set an alert for a search
  • Review searches from the current session
  • Refine search results
  • Access and organize search results and documents
  • ...and more

Basic citation tracking

This tutorial will help you find citations of an author's work in Scopus. Applying citation tracking methods enables a reseracher to gain insight into research trends and assess the influence of articles and authors.

Author and affiliation searches

Use the author and affiliation search functions to create an author search, view author details, and to find variations of an author's name, and more.

Keep current

Use the personalized features tomanage documents and create alerts for searches, document citations, and author citations.

Import references from Scopus to RefWorks