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Searching the Literature: A Guide to Comprehensive Searching in the Health Sciences

Students and researchers in the health sciences are often required to conduct comprehensive searches of the literature. Follow the steps in this guide to learn how this process works.

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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.