Scopus Database Trial

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed scientific literature and quality web sources, with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It currently offers nearly 19,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, a total of 38 million records of
which millions date back as far as 1823! Scopus also provides 100% Medline coverage.

Beginning today the Dal Libraries are offering a one-month trial of Scopus to our on and off-campus users. Access this amazing database here, and let us know what you think by posting your comments to the blog!


  1. Alejandro Cohen says

    I’ve used Scopus before in other universities and working at NRC. I was surprised that DAL didnt offer it to its staff/students/faculty when I arrived here.

  2. Keegan Mcgrath says

    Throughout my undergrad I used many online databases to search for academic papers. I found Scopus especially useful in my fourth year while I was working on my thesis.

    It would be very helpful to be able to continue using Scopus during my Masters. It is an excellent source!

  3. Samantha Dutka says

    Like Keegan I also used Scopus heavily in my undergrad and when I came to Dal I was disappointed not to see it while pursuing my Masters degrees. I have been using it non-stop since I learned that it was on trial. I hope this database stays!

  4. Daniel Boyce says

    I’m currently in the process of performing a comprehensive literature review/synthesis for my Ph.D. preliminary and am really enjoying Scopus. It makes performing targeted literature searches, exporting my references, and obtaining the literature really easy. I hope Dal extends the trial.

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