What We Can and Can't Get in Scopus

CSES, HORT, AECT, PLPA, HESC Agriculture Librarian

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Necia Parker Gibson
Mullins Library 220N

Email is the best way to contact me. Click the Email me button or use neciap@uark.edu

I've set my office phone to forward to my cell phone. We'll see how that works.

I'm working from home starting 3/16/2020 until further notice. Email or use the text number below. If you want me, particularly, ask for me.

Text a librarian: 479-385-0803

For students, faculty, and staff I will:
Answer your questions via email, phone or Skype or Facetime (until we are back to face to face).
Recommend databases for your topic.
Meet individually to work out your topic or discuss research strategies.

For faculty, I will:
Provide in-person library instruction tailored to your class, or tailored research guides to your class, with some lead time.

Meet with your students individually or in small groups.
Track down tricky citations. Purchase books and other materials, as funds allow.

I do consultations via email, Skype or Facetime (as well as face to face, when we can again).
Email me for an appointment


Scopus is a deep interdisciplinary database. We do not currently subscribe to it, for several reasons, but there are aspects of it that you may use for free, including their journal rankings, where you've been cited in journals they index if you create a profile, and so on.

Publications Included

The journals included in Scopus are significantly but not solely from the publisher Elsevier. They have a committee that judges which publications can be covered in the database. It also indexes some conference proceedings and some books.

The publications that they index change over time, as research emphases and publications change. It is fairly easy to discover what's being indexed in a given year, but relatively difficult to see the whole list of thousands of journals, plus or minus.

Registering in Scopus

Registering in Scopus allows you to create a Scopus profile under your login, which allows you to track your citations in Scopus. This is not all of your citations, but just citations to content indexed in Scopus.