for topic searching

Access Scopus

  1. Go to Ruth Lilly Medical Library Databases (opens in new window).
  2. Scroll down to click on Scopus or click "S" on the alphabet bar.
  3. NOTE: You may need to enter your IU username, passphrase and DUO.

Basic Topic Search in Scopus

  1. In the Documents tab, type keywords next to the Search within Article title, Abstract, Keywords drop-down box. Click on Search.
  2. Click on the Sort by drop-down arrow to change how the results are sorted.
  3. Click on Show all abstracts to read article abstracts.

Fine-Tune Your Topic Search

  1. Narrow the search using any of the options provided under Refine search on the left-hand side of the screen. After choosing an option, click on the Exclude button or Limit to button.
  2. Add a search field with a new topic.
  3. Narrow to Documents, Patents, Secondary documents or Research data.
  4. Click on the Search button.

Finding Full Text

  1. Use the the Find It button to check if full text is available.
  2. If no full text is available, click on Ruth Lilly Medical Library Content Management & Delivery. (You may need to log into the service with your IU username and passphrase.)

Export, Print, and Save Scopus References

  1. Click on the check box next to each article citation to export, print, and/or save.
  2. Click on the:
    • Export arrow to export
    • Download link to then print
    • Under More, click on Save to list to save the chosen references in Scopus. NOTE: When Saving to a list, you will need to sign into and/or create a free Scopus account.


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