Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web resources. The total number of records in SCOPUS as at present is over 46
million.

SCOPUS covers :

18,000 journal titles from more than 5,000 international publishers
250 conference proceedings
325 book series
425 trade publications
in the fields of Science & Technology; Medical Sciences ; Social Sciences ; Arts & Humanities

Scopus helps the researcher to:

Search for literature in his/her research area
Find out who is citing him/her, and how many citations an article of an author has received.
Use the results to quickly overview the main journals, disciplines and authors that publish in his/her area of interest.
Stay up-to-date through Alerts, RSS and HTML feeds.
Uncover important and relevant articles that he/she may otherwise miss.
Check out the works and citations of other authors.
Maintain bibliographies through data export via bibliographic managers such as Ref Works, EndNote and BibTeX.
Track research trends and link with peers within or across disciplines he/she is interested in
Analyze citations for a particular journal issue, volume or year
SCOPUS also provides useful information for the evaluation of Universities, Research Institutions and the performance of their staff.

How to access information
The database are accessible within the NSF premises from Monday through Friday from 8.30 am – 4.00 pm. Searching and downloading is free. Soft copies are free while a nominal fee will be charged for print outs.

Pl. forward your requests to:
Ms. Jayanthi Weeratunga, Information Officer, National Science Library & Resource Centre, National Science Foundation, 47/5, Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 07. E-mail jayanthi@nsf.ac.lk, Phone 011 2696771-3

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