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Introduction to Scopus

This guide will introduce the basic features of Scopus.

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

View References & Citations for One Paper

To start, search for the paper in Scopus (article title is usually the fastest way).


Scroll down to the References section to view the references.

You'll see options to print, email, or save the references. You can also export them to a citation manager (such as Zotero or EndNote).

Advanced tip: Click on "View in search results format" to analyze the references by publication title, author name, year, country, and number of citations.


Look for a box on the right side of the page that says "Cited by [x] documents." 

Click on "View all [x] citing documents" to see all of the documents in Scopus that cite this paper.

View References & Citations for a Group of Papers

To start, search for documents by topic, author, or affiliation in Scopus.

Use the checkboxes next to the search results to select the documents you're interested in. (Don't see checkboxes? Click on "View in search results format").

To view papers that cite the ones you've selected, click on "View Cited by" in the top menu.

To view the references cited by the papers you've selected, click on the three dots to see more menu options. Click on "View References" to see the references cited by the documents you selected.

Advanced tip: Want to see the references for a specific set of papers? 

Search for the papers in Scopus. Select each paper and click on "Add to List" in the menu.

When you've added all of the papers to the list, click on "Lists" in the very top menu (next to "Register" and "Login").

Select all of the documents in the list and click on "View Cited by" or "View References."