Creating alerts and using Scopus settings

This tutorial demonstrates the features available when you register in Scopus, including alerts.

When you register in Scopus, you can:

First let's create some alerts based upon a Document search.

You can create a search alert from your search results page.

To run the search periodically, and be notified of any new results, click Set alert.

Choose the options you want for the alert, and then click Set Alert to save it.

Let's look at document citation alerts.

Set up a document citation alert to be notified by e-mail of newly loaded documents that cite this document.

Click Set citation alert.

Enter information into the appropriate entry fields for the alert and then click Set Alert.

Now, let's see how to create author citation alerts.

You can create an author citation alert from an Author details page.

Click Get citation alerts to be notified when any paper published by the author is cited in another document.

Enter information into the appropriate entry fields for the alert and then click Set Alert.

Now, let's go to the Alerts page and see how to manage your alerts.

Here, all of your alerts are listed with options so you can view, change, or delete them.

You can quickly see the latest results for an alert.

Use the Edit feature to modify the e-mail address or frequency for an alert.

Note that changing the e-mail address in your Scopus registration information does not change the e-mail address for your alerts.

You can set up a feed to get updates to your RSS reader when new documents articles are available.

Click Set new...alert to run a new search and create another search alert, document citation alert, or author citation alert.

To view your saved lists for your Scopus account, click Lists.

These lists are available any time you are logged in for a Scopus session, allowing you to modify them based upon your research needs.

If you are logged into Scopus, the Saved lists page displays all saved lists for your Scopus account.

A temporary list is only a single, temporary list of session-collected documents appearing in a results list format and will not be saved to your Scopus account if you exit Scopus.

If you are not logged into Scopus, the Lists page shows documents you collected as a list during a current Scopus session.

Please note, you will be asked to log into Scopus. Once you are logged in, you may save your temporary list.

To keep this list for another session, click Save this list.

When saving a list, enter a list name for a new list, or save the list of documents to a previously saved list.

If you want to save the list to a previously saved list, use the drop-down menu to locate a list's name.

Once a name for your list is entered, or you have selected a saved list, click Save.

Your saved lists may be accessed from the Scopus Saved lists page any time you are logged in.

You can also access your Saved lists and other user profile features from the Scopus personalization menu.

Click My Scopus to use available personalization features.

Click Saved searches to see a list of your saved searches.

You can save searches from your Search History table or from your search results.

Several features are available on the Saved Searches page.

You can re-run the search and retrieve all results, including new documents published after the last time the search ran.

Or retrieve only the new documents.

You can create a new search by editing the original search...

...or by combining 2 or more saved searches.

You can also set up an alert or RSS feed for a search.

Let's go back to My Scopus.

Click My Scopus to use available personalization features.

Click Alerts to see your current alerts.

Click Saved lists to view your saved document lists.

To review the documents in a list, click the list name.

Let's go back to My Scopus.

Click Grouped authors to view potential matching author names that you've identified.

Click My Scopus to use available personalization features.

From here you can quickly view an author's details page.

To edit the group of potential matching names for an author, click Edit.

Let's go back to My Scopus.

Click Modify personal details & preferences to view and edit your Scopus profile information.

Click Personal profile access to make changes to your personal information.

Let's take a look at some other features and return to Personal profile access.

Click Change Password to change your personal login password.

You can update your export settings here.

For more information about the personalization features available in Scopus, see the Scopus online Help.

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