Scopus is a "citation index" meaning that while it doesn't always have the full-text to resources it is a very comprehensive index of the latest and greatest research in health, science, social science, and select humanities disciplines. Its resources come from over 5,000 distinct academic publishers and total over 22,000 journals, books, and conference papers. When we say comprehensive - we mean comprehensive! As with any index, if you don't see the full-text in the database you're searching using the "Find it at CSUDH" button to track it down.
Scopus also updates its index weekly (and sometimes daily!) which makes it perfect to keep up with the latest research by setting automated alerts for a particular author, search term, publication, or other search criteria.
Our favorite feature in Scopus is seeing all the great work published by CSUDH faculty and students indexed. Explore on your own what CSUDH authors have written by using the "Affiliation" search option in the dropdown menu.
Already in 2020, CSUDH researchers have 55 publications indexed in Scopus! Of these publications, 12 are made available to the public through open-access publishing and cost nothing to the reader expanding the reach of CSUDH research around the world.
Here are a few of those articles:
Find other resources to explore through librarian recommendations on our research guides. If you need help navigating Scopus or any of our other databases, just ask!