Elsevier Scopus, SciVal and Mendeley

Scopus Scival Mendeley

Michaela Kurschildgen and Denis Reidy from Elsevier will be offering a programme of workshops and demonstrations about Scopus, SciVal and Mendeley on Wednesday 24 October 2018, in room 321, Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre.

  • Scopus is a multi-disciplinary research and citation database and a new Library subscription in 2018.
  • SciVal is a research analytics tool that closely integrates with the Scopus database.
  • Mendeley is a versatile reference management, citation capture, writing and collaboration tool.

10.00 – 11.30 Scopus Hands-On Workshop.

11.30 – 11.45 Break.

11.45 – 13.00 Scopus Journal Metrics and SciVal (Benchmarking and Collaboration modules).

14.00 – 15.00 The value of Scopus – this session will cover advance search tips, personalization, analysis tools, citation trends and impact, author profiles and metrics.

15.00 – 15.15 Break.

15.15 – 16.00 Introduction to Mendeley.


Scopus now available to RGU students and staff

 The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to the Scopus database.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings. It has over 55 million records and covers all subjects areas including science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

To access Scopus please go to the library’s database list and log in with your RGU username and password when prompted.

If a pop-up box appears asking if you want to log in or register simply click to continue as a guest and you will be logged in as an RGU student or member of staff and be able to search Scopus. If you would like to be able to create alerts, save searches etc, then you can register and create a personal account.

Finally please note Scopus is an abstract/citation only database, to find out if RGU can give access to any of the material on Scopus simply click the Full Text @ RGU link under each result:

And you will get information about if RGU can provide access to that item.

Trial of Scopus now available

The Library is pleased to announce that we are running a trial of the Scopus database until the 31st March 2018.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and it covers scientific journals, books and conference proceedings in science, technology, social sciences, medicine, and arts and humanities.

You can access the database by going to the library A-Z list of databases, following the Scopus (Trial Access) link, and logging in with your username and password if prompted.

On campus you can also go directly to http://www.scopus.com.

Once at the database you can search for documents, authors or affiliations and this website gives you some videos about using the site.

Please note Scopus does not have Full Text documents but you can follow the Full Text @ RGU option to see if RGU has access to the journal. If we do you’ll get a link to the electronic journal or be told about the print holdings.