Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Scopus: Basic Searching

Basic searching in Scopus couldn't be easier. As a matter of fact, the designers wanted the interface to be 'google-like'. You start out by typing your keywords into the query box. You only need to remember a few rules and the example under the first query box gives you clues.
  • It doesn't matter if you type your entire search string in the first box or use both boxes - you can enter one or more search terms in one or both of the text entry boxes.
  • The default operator is 'and'. For example, type: cost analysis. The system will intrepret this as: cost and analysis.
  • To search for a phrase, enclose the phrase in quotation marks: "cost analysis"
  • You can use the following Boolean operators: and, or , and not
  • You can select the fields you want searched by using the drop-down box. The default is to search article title, abstract, keywords.
  • Other limits are listed below the text entry boxes. Available limits are: date range, document type, and subject areas.
Try a few searches. Let me know what you think!


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