The multidisciplinary database SCOPUS provides access to bibliographic data and abstracts of articles from 36,000 scholarly journals representing various disciplines (out of this number 23,000 journals are currently issued). Part of this database are also records on patents and contributions in anthologies.

In the scope of scientometrics, SCOPUS offers information on citation count by means of CiteScore, SNIP and SJR indicators as well as counting the author’s h-index. You will learn more about these indicators in a separate tutorial.

If the full text is not available here, we recommend that you search for the title of the journal with the article you want in the search engine discovery.muni in the section List of available journals and books at MU. If the text is not available here either, you may try to search according to the title of the article on the internet (some authors publish preprints in their institutional repository). If you do not find it on the internet, contact your library with a request for an interlibrary loan (ILL).

We presented the Scopus citation database in this tutorial. We hope that this overview of its basic functions will help you use this database for your studies and research purposes.