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Scopus: Getting Started

Learn how to search for articles, organize your results, and personalize your experience in Scopus.

About Scopus

Scopus is an abstracts and citations database of peer-reviewed literature. It indexes nearly 23,000 peer-reviewed journals (including open access journals), trade journals, book serials and non-serials, conference proceedings, and patents. Scopus is multidisciplinary, covering life and health sciences, agriculture, environment, engineering, technology, social sciences, landscape architecture, urban planning, and more.

Curious about what journals are included in Scopus? Check out the Scopus Journal Index

For an interactive Scopus learning experience, check out Fine-Tuning Your Research with Scopus!, a Savvy Researcher workshop offered twice every semester. View schedule here.

Accessing Scopus

Ways to access:

  1. From the Funk ACES Library homepage, under “Funk Library supports research for,” click the “Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)” link. Under “Frequently Used,” select “Scopus.”
  2. From the Library homepage, search for “Scopus” in the Easy Search bar and click on the direct link at the top of the search results under "Suggestions."
  3. From the A-Z Databases website, search for "Scopus."

Note:  When off campus, log in with your UIUC NetID and password. If you are having trouble accessing Scopus or another database, view the Access Databases from On and Off Campus page or Ask a Librarian for help.


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