You might have noticed a few “Like Web of Science?” table tents around Armstrong. We have a trial subscription to a database called Scopus, and if we like better than Web of Science then we might switch. In case anyone asks, they can send feedback to me (Carrie Macfarlane, firstname.lastname@example.org). Here’s some info about the trial.
From the Library database trials (go/trials) page description:
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Compare Scopus to Web of Science (Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index).
- Contains 41 million records, 70% with abstracts
- Nearly 18,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide
- Records since 1996 include references; earlier records have citations.
All comments are welcome, and will help us decide whether or not to purchase this resource. *Please note: this trial ends the first week of December 2010*