Our access to Elsevier Scopus and ScienceDirect has been improved: if you log in to either database via the Library website (library.lincoln.ac.uk), you can now set up an individual profile, allowing you to personalise your use of Scopus/ScienceDirect.
University of Lincoln students and staff can log in via the following links:
Once you have completed your individual profile, you can make use of features including:
- Saved searches
- Saved lists
- Grouped authors
- RefWorks settings
Help on configuring these options (for Scopus) is available on the Scopus training website.
Once you have a profile on either ScienceDirect or Scopus, you should be able to easily log back in at any point by clicking on the “Login” option in the top right-hand corner of the screen, and selecting “University of Lincoln login”.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature. Scopus contains 47 million records (70% with abstracts) from 19,000 titles, and from more than 5,000 international publishers.
ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. University of Lincoln students and staff have access to more than 2,100 full-text journal titles through ScienceDirect.
Technical note: this improvement in access has been made possible because both Elsevier databases are now accessible to University of Lincoln users via the UK Access Management Federation. This method of access allows us to associate Elsevier’s personal profiles with named individuals at the University.
We’ll be looking at integration between Scopus and the Lincoln Repository (for example: display of bibliometric/citation data on an EPrints record; automatic deposit of an author’s publications from their Scopus profile), as part of the REF preparation work and re-launch/upgrading of the Repository EPrints software.