Resource of the Week: Web of Science and Scopus

Web of Science and Scopus are two bibliographic databases that index abstracts and citations from a range of academic publications. They’re excellent for helping you to find the most up to date and relevant publications and articles in your research area. They both cover slightly different content, though they have very similar features. With both you can:

  • Create your own free acount to save your searches and create alerts when new material is added
  • Easily track which papers have cited each other
  • Save references to your bibliographic management software, such as EndNote

Researchers can also use them to track who is citing their publications and to calculate their H-Index.

Did you know: Web of Science and EndNote are owned by the same company. This means that your EndNote Online and Web of Science account are the same. You can save references straight to EndNote Online, and anything you’ve saved to your EndNote Online account already will be highlighted in your Web of Science search results.

Access these resources through the Database A-Z List or through the Discovery home page.

Guides and More Information

For Web of Science, go to the Clarivate Analytics website

For Scopus, go to the Elsevier website

You can also contact your Academic Support and Liaison Librarian at if you have any questions.

Want more?

For more help with using alerts and calculating H-Indexes, we run Power Hours on ‘Keeping up to date’ and ‘Measuring Impact’. Notes from the workshops are available under the ‘My Organisations’ section of Vision.


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