Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and web sources. It includes:
Below is the Scopus search screen. Enter your first search term into the search field. If you have more than one concept to your search, select "Add Search Field" to add additional search fields, or conduct separate searches and combine them later using the "Search" button.
Scopus does NOT have MeSH terms or other subject headings on which to search.
Scopus defaults to searching an article's Title, Abstract and Keywords. You can change this in Advanced (see the tab to the left for information on Advanced searching).
To find works by a particular author, choose "Authors." There is more information about conducting author searches in the tabs to the left.
On the Advanced search form, you can create a search using field codes, proximity operators, or boolean operators to narrow the scope of the search.
To create an advanced search, Click "Advanced Search" from the main search page
To search for keywords in an article's title or abstract, type in TITLE-ABS before your search terms. Be sure to use parentheses! For example, this is correct: (TITLE-ABS( children OR pediatrics)) but this is not correct: TITLE-ABS children OR pediatrics
When doing a Boolean search, Scopus insists that parentheses be used correctly. If you get a message about a Syntax Error, check your (( )).
Scopus needs Boolean operators (AND, OR) to be capitalized. To exclude in Scopus, you must use AND NOT (not just 'NOT').