Scopus and Elsevier

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



(2004), "Scopus and Elsevier", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 4.



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Scopus and Elsevier

Scopus and Elsevier

Scopus, the new service from Elsevier is near to launch; ISI will be getting nervous.Covering over 14,000 scientific, technical, medical and social sciences titles from 4,000 publishers by its commercial launch scheduled for Q4 2004, Scopus is set to be the largest single abstract and indexing (A&I) database ever built. More comprehensive than any other single existing A&I database, Scopus will offer cross-discipline access to more than 27 million abstracts and citations, stretching back to 1966, including cited references from 1996 onwards. Research has shown that 86 per cent of the usage of reference backfiles has been within the last ten years. Covering a truly global selection of high quality titles, users will be able to access more European and Asia Pacific literature than is covered in any other single A&I database. Scopus links citing and cited documents forwards and backwards in time, occupying hundreds of gigabytes of electronic storage.

Source: Elsevier web site: (accessed 25 June, 2004).

There is a lot more information at: but this requires a simple registration on the Scopus site.

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