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. 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.

Disambiguation of Authors by Scopus Profile

The purpose of creating a Scopus profile is to help disambiguate authors with similar names and/or similar research areas, and to help track where and if your work has been cited. Creating a profile is free, although you have to register. You will need to remember to update it from time to time.

Persons with common surnames (Johnson and Smith are common in the United States, Li, Zhang and Chen are most common in authors from China, according to http://www.mandarinhouse.com/100-common-chinese-family-names) may wish to create a profile and put the references to their works in the reference lists.



ORCID is another type of identification code for researchers. They are not mutually exclusive; in fact, if you have a Scopus profile it makes it even easier to make and populate an ORCID profile, and vice versa. ORCID is developed by a nonprofit group supported by various academic institutions and publishers.