The Lamar Soutter Library has expanded the range of research tools it offers to the UMass Medical School community with subscriptions to Scopus and SciVal, both products of leading science publisher Elsevier. Scopus incorporate disciplines that cross over into the social sciences, while SciVal offers tools for evaluating research impact on an individual and institutional level
Scopusis the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, covering more than 21,000 titles in the health, life, physical and social sciences. Comparable to Thomson Reuters’ Science Citation Index, Scopus has broad, multi-disciplinary coverage of research products including peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, trade publications and book series. Researchers can use Scopus to manage and maintain an accurate author profile that will allow others to find their research more easily, accurately identify them and their work, and provide a comprehensive overview of their scholarly impact.
SciVal is a research intelligence tool based on the rich Scopus dataset, allowing users to understand and evaluate research impacts. SciVal can be used to get a snapshot of an individual’s or an institution’s research performance, benchmark that performance against peers, explore collaboration scenarios and more.
Library users can register for their own personalized accounts in both Scopus and SciVal in order to take advantage of features such as the MySciVal research dashboard. Learn more at the Scopus and SciVal websites.