Published on October 9, 2009
Empower your users and strengthen your institute for the Future ___________________________________ Scopus – the one solution to enable your community to achieve better results, faster Date: 2009
How do you cope with the explosion of information? Trends in the information age Less time to do more research Researchers spend 10.7 hours per week in 2009 finding information compared to 5.5 hours in 2006 36% of online searches fail to find relevant information 89% college students use Google to search literature only 2% start from a library web site Science is getting more competitive, more inter-national and more inter-disciplinary 84% of researchers report an increase in pressure to deliver more quickly than a year ago What about the quality of information? “Many young people do not find library-sponsored resources intuitive and therefore prefer to use Google or Yahoo instead: these offer a familiar, if simplistic solution, for their study needs.” – Study of the British Library and JISC Source: Outsell, Inc “STM End-User Survey Part 1 – Scientists and Engineers” - Volume 3, June 11, 2009 College Students’ Perceptions of the Libraries and Information Resources: A Report to the OCLC Membership. Dublin, OH: OCLC, 2006. 2
Do you recognize the same challenges? This is what we learned from your peers “How can I maximize the usage of my library resources…” “How can I maximize my return of invest- ment by making resources more visible…“ “How can I best support my community to become more efficient…” “How can I reduce spending time on gathering and analyzing information…” “How can I provide my community with easy access to the most relevant, comprehensive and up to date information available… …and let them focus more on their actual research” How about a solution that supports all that 3
Our users faced the same challenges! “At our “Fachhochschule” we needed to do something about our library resources which were seriously under-utilized.” “Scopus’ full-text linking capabilities have greatly expanded full text accessibility for our end users. Several of our largest resources have seen increases in retrieving full-text of more than 500% Georg Schmidt, Web Services “Too many student and researcher use Google to do their search Librarian, German outside the library. With Scopus we finally could offer a tool with University of easy access while assuring the trustworthiness and quality of Applied Sciences the content.” – Librarian, Optical Research Institute, Canada Leverage existing library resources Trusted source for research literature Drives information literacy 4
Our users faced the same challenges! “A challenge for us is balancing the goals of meeting client needs with various resources and finding budgetary efficiencies.” “Scopus has helped us do that. One of the best things about Scopus is that it is an affordable multidisciplinary database which is constantly Alison Whiddon updated not only in its content, but also with Coordinator, Natural enhanced features. Resources Canada Broad disciplines can be integrated within a search Library – Ottawa and alerts and RSS feeds let us know when new or updated information is available.” Broadest multidisciplinary coverage Consistent and transparent quality Find key information faster 5
What can Scopus do for you? – Broadest coverage! Abstracts and citations from 1,200 Open Access journals A rich 5000 publishers 80% of all Scopus records have an and ex- 3,6 Million conference papers abstract tended (10% of Scopus records) Abstracts going back to 1823 coverage “Articles in Press” from more than Nearly 3,500 Arts & Humanities titles including 3000 titles 430 m integrated scientific websites 23 Million Patents via Scirus.com ~16,500 600 350 Nearly 18,000 Titles including “It is broader in scope but also richer in different 16,500 Peer Reviewed Titles kinds of content. It is much easier to use and therefore has more immediate impact.” 600 Trade Journals 350 Book Series Extensive Conference Proceedings – Chief librarian, The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations 40 languages are covered 6
What can Scopus do for you? – Quality, Accuracy and Speed! Basic Search Search only quality materials Get a fast overview what is available Benefit from searching on Peer Become efficient and Scopus as it only includes Reviewed effective authoritative information Results Be selective about what you read Refine Refine your search results, Search saving you time Functionality “Scopus – I use it as it is more relevant, well structured and Assess abstracts, references Abstracts helps me to easily navigate and citations to determine the and Citation and filter through the world’s relevancy for your needs Tracking research literature - Information Specialist, Full Text Articles or Subject Technical Institute, Germany Specific Databases 7
What can Scopus do for you? – Connect disciplines and don’t miss anything! Agriculture Life Science Agriculture 1 2 3 1 An article in the field of Agriculture* refers to an ”For teaching purposes it is article in the field of Life Sciences. important to have the Web included as well. Scopus has 2 The second article would have been missed with just an Agriculture database, this article cites the this and this closes the gap for third article student education.” 3 The third article in the field of Agriculture was not – Professor of Chemistry, referenced by the first article and may prove vital Nice University for the research * Cottrell, T.R. and Doering, T.L., Silence of the strands: RNA interference in eukaryotic pathogens, January 2003 8
What can Scopus do for you? – View and Track an author’s work Importance of Access to the Expertise Screenshot: Scopus Author Information of Other Researchers Not Important Somewhat Important 2% 14% Extremely Vital 38% Vital 48% “Author identification in Scopus is so easy to use and solves a Get an overview of an author at a glance problem that experienced users have long expressed a frustration with. It also builds on an existing strength of Scopus; supporting the Navigate forward and backward in time collaboration between authors.” using cited references Amy Knapp, Assistant University Librarian for Public Services and Alerts for an author’s new publications Departmental Libraries, USA Source: “The Role of Information in Innovation”, Martin Akel & Associates, January 2005 9
Turn complexity into simplicity for your community! Screenshot Scopus Result Page Clean, Clear & Intuitive “Plug and play” Refine results and easy Reduce training Speed up research by enabling to assimilate a large volume of Direct links data quickly to full text ”Advantages of Scopus are speed, speed, speed! I use Scopus for identifying proper citations, staying current in rapidly moving fields, and knowing whom to cite for grants..” – Professor Peter Stambrook, University of Cincinnati, U.S.A. 10
See how Scopus could work for you! Customers confirmed that Scopus effectively helped to Provide directions and easy access to trust- worthy global and regional quality content Support the quality of research while increasing the use of integrated library resources Appreciate quality, currency and comprehensiveness of content Build scientific knowledge and drive research through better tools “Considering this was my first use Optimize the use of library resources of Scopus it was extremely easy to through direct linking use and allowed me to do multiple things at the same time.” Aid reporting and alerting needs to stay up to date Educate students in the principles of – Researcher, global defense techno- scientific research logy and security Institute 11
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