Scopus is a relatively new database that indexes the medical, life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences literature. It is easy to use and has several cool features.
- Besides searching literature, it also searches the U.S. patent database, as well as the general web using the Scirus search engine.
- At the top of your results list is a display of the top journals, authors, document types, and subject areas from your results set, which you can add or delete from your search.
- Performing an author search gives you access to that author’s H-index. The H-index is a relatively new way to quantify authors’ productivity. It was developed by J.E. Hirsch, a physicist at UCSD.
Please try Scopus for your research and let me know what you think!