Reviewing search results

This tutorial demonstrates features available on the Search results page.

Your search criteria appear at the top of the page for reference.

Citation information for some documents is derived from Scopus reference lists. For some of these documents, known as secondary documents, limited functionality is available on Scopus.

Because many of these documents are not available on Scopus, you cannot open the document or view the abstract. For some secondary documents, only certain fields in the citation are available to search.

To view secondary documents click View secondary documents above your search results.

When viewing secondary documents, click Back to results to return to your original search results list.

In addition to Scopus documents, your search also finds relevant patent documents, resulting in a more productive search.

Please note, the View patent results link only appears if there are results that match your search terms.

To see patent results, click View # patent results above your search results.

You can go back to your original search results by clicking Back to document results.

Click Edit to return to the Document search page to edit your search terms.

You can save a search to run again in a future session.

After running the search, click the Save link at the top of the Search results page. You can also click the Save link in the Search history table to save a search.

Search alerts notify you by email of new search results in Scopus that match the search in the alert.

Click Set alert and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alert.

You can set an RSS feed to notify you when new articles are published which match your search criteria.

Click Set feed and follow the on-screen instructions.

You can refine your search results list by entering additional keywords in Search within results.

Use the Refine feature to filter the results list by categories such as publication year, author name, or subject area.

See the Scopus online help for more information on how to refine your search results.

The Analyze search results tool shows you an analysis of document counts to help you evaluate your results.

Click to Show all abstracts for documents in your search results list.

You can sort the documents by different criteria to meet your research needs.

To select All search results items on a page, click the All checkbox at the top of the results list. All search results items for a page are selected.

To select a single or multiple search results items, click the corresponding checkbox next to a results list item.

Once you have selected one or more search results items, several page functions are enabled.

You can export the following to a file or to a reference management tool (e.g., Mendeley, RefWorks):

To export your documents, select the documents from your search results and click Export and follow the on-screen instructions.

You can download documents using the Scopus Document Download Manager powered by QUOSA. If a PDF version of a document is not available, you can download an abstract instead in HTM format.

You can track how often articles (such as from a particular author or journal) have been cited using the Citation Overview.

Click View cited by to view a list of documents that have cited selected documents from your results list.

If you are signed into Scopus, you have the option to save documents to a list which may be accessed anytime you are signed into Scopus.

More menu options are available for viewing references and creating a bibliography.

You can view the references cited by the documents in your search results list. From the References list, you can output the references, view them on Scopus (if available), and view how many times they have been cited on Scopus.

You can create a bibliography of your selected documents using QuikBib.

Print, email, and save to PDF options are also available for selected results items.

Click on a Document title to open the Document details page.

Open Access documents are also available on Scopus.

Click on an author’s name to open the Author details page.

This is the date the document was published.

Click on a source title to open the Source details page.

This is the title of the journal, book series (when available), book chapter or other source in which the document was published, as well as the volume, issue, article number, and page information.

The Cited by column shows you the number of documents that cite the listed document.

Click the number to view a list of documents which refer to the original.

Click View abstract to see the abstract text without leaving your search results.

There are also options available so you may view a document at the publisher’s website in a new browser window.

Click Related documents to retrieve other documents which share references with the document.

If a document has been accepted for publication, but not yet assigned to a volume/issue, Article in Press appears below the source title.

If a document is published as a book or book chapter, a book icon appears with the document title.

For more information about search results, see the Scopus online Help.

This concludes our tutorial for reviewing document search results.

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