Scopus offers personalization features that allow users to set preferences, save searches, set up e-mail alerts, create RSS feeds of new articles from a search or topic, add applications to assist with research, and use mobile applications.
To set up an account, first access Scopus through the UIUC Library. In the upper right corner, click the "Create account" box. Fill in the information. Your email will be your username. Creating an account will allow you to do more with Scopus through personalization.
Save a search if you want to remember a particular search you performed, if you don’t have time to look at the results right away, or if you want to set up an RSS feed or alert later for that search.
Alerts are emmail notices sent when new documents are uploaded to Scopus. To see what alerts you have saved, click “Alerts” in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
Scopus has three alert types:
To personalize your Scopus account after logging in, click the black circle with your initials at the top right of the page. This will open a navigation menu. From here you can view your dashboard, set or manage your saved searches, alerts, and saved lists, change your export and reference management settings, and link to the Elsevier Privacy Center. Click "view account" to change your password or other account information.
Lists are collections of documents. Create lists to set aside documents useful or relevant to research.
Once searches have been done, view search history by clicking “Search” in the navigation bar at the top of the page. Search history is located below the search box. Each prior search will be listed with the number of results that search produced. Click on the number of search results to view those results again. Use search history to combine search queries, save searches, and set alerts (to receive notifications when new materials are published).