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Introduction to Scopus

This guide will introduce the basic features of Scopus.

Get Help with Scopus

The Library offers workshops and appointments to introduce members of the Brandeis community to Scopus:

What is Scopus?

Scopus is a large database of peer-reviewed literature, including journals, books, and conference proceedings. Scopus is very similar to Web of Science and offers many of the same features.

This guide will introduce the major features of Scopus and will link to more in-depth tutorials. Ready to dive right in? Use the link below to access Scopus.

Why Use Scopus?

You can use Scopus for a variety of purposes, including:


  • Search for papers, conference proceedings, and more by topic
  • Search for authors and affiliations
  • Set up alerts to notify you of new research

Citations & References

  • View the references that are cited in one paper or a selection of papers
  • View citing documents to see who has cited one paper or a selection of papers


  • Identify trends in search results
  • View research metrics for authors, papers, and journals
  • Analyze references by institutional affiliation