Searching in Scopus
You can search Scopus for documents, authors, and affiliations, as well as create advanced searches customized to your needs.
Searching for documents
On the Scopus home page, you can search for documents based on search terms provided in article titles, keywords, publication names, and many other facets. To begin, enter your search terms in the field provided and use the dropdown box to specify which fields to search.
You can repeat this process to include additional search terms in different fields. You also have the option to specify date range, document type, and subject areas for the returned results. When you complete your search, the results are presented in a list as shown below.
From this view, you can sort results, refine the results, export and download records, and access complete records for publications. Clicking on a result title opens the full Scopus record for the publication. To access the full text of a record, you can click the Find It or View at Publisher buttons.
Searching for authors
To search for authors, click the Author search tab above the search box.
Here you can search for authors and documents they have published based on name, affiliation, and even ORCID.
You can also narrow your search by exact matches only or by limiting results to specified subject areas. Each author returned in the results list links to a page that profiles their publications and citations as well as provides measures of their scholarly impact.
Searching for affiliations
To search for affiliations (i.e., institutions), click the Affiliation search tab above the search box.
Here, you can search by institution name, such as University of Minnesota.
Results from this search link to affiliation profiles that provide access to documents and authors associated with the respective institution. In addition, these profiles provide some statistics of an affiliation’s scholarly output, including documents by subject area, documents by publication source, and collaborating institutions.
Creating advanced searches
Scopus provides the option of creating advanced searches to customize the results that are returned. To do this, click the Advanced search tab above the search box.
In this page, you are provided a text box where you can specify all the parameters of your search using the field codes listed.