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Scopus Database Discontinued March 1, 2018

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March 1, 2018

Contacts: Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections,, (518) 442-3559; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries,, (518) 442-3568.

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Scopus Database Discontinued March 1, 2018

Access to Elsevier’s Scopus database ended on March 1, 2018 for all SUNY institutions, including the University at Albany. Prior to March 1, access to Elsevier’s Scopus database was made possible through a SUNY-wide consortial contract. There is insufficient funding, however, to continue access to Elsevier’s Scopus.  

The University Libraries encourage the UAlbany community to use instead the Web of Science (WOS) database for citation searching.

Web of Science Core Collection encompasses Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI). Web of Science can be accessed through the University Libraries’databases portal:

Unique features of Web of Science:

  • Includes access to Data Citation Index, a single interface to identify research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world.
  • Provides access to Derwent Innovations Index to conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering.
  • Can determine citation-based metrics at the departmental level, which was not possible with Scopus.
  • Includes addresses for all authors for approximately 98% of the articles, a higher percentage than in Scopus.

Please contact your department’s Subject Librarian, if you have any questions.

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