Scopus is a citation database of peer-reviewed literature, scientific journals, patents, books and conference proceedings on the fields:
• Social Sciences
• Data and Informatics
• Economy
• Technology and Science
• Pedagogy
• Psychology
• Sociologi
• Healthcare and Medicine
• Library and Information Science

Scopus indexes articles from over 20,000 scientific journals and contains more than 55 million records.

How can I use Scopus?

Access is as usual via Databases on There are tutorials to help you quickly get started:

Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

To make use of the information contained on a known publication that author name, keyword, publications bibliography and citations have long been an important method for researchers. Scopus is especially suitable for viewing the citations, as it is designed specifically for this. The focus is on scientific publications journal articles and conference paper and a specialty is the possibility to follow how publications are used by citations and reference lists. In the database, you also have the opportunity to compare how various journals are ranked against each other. The existence of subject headings varies greatly. The database has no subject headings/thesauri but  reports subject headings from the various databases that records come from. An article may have subject headings from different databases.


The database has a Search history, which is great because then you can combine your searches without retyping the search terms. The Search history list shows your searches from the current research session. You can log into the database and save searches, hit lists and more.

Text: Lena Wadell