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Research Collaborations: Showcasing the John B. Library’s Resources and Reference Librarians- Training Session: Library Researching Series: Scopus Database

Description: Come gather the best practices for researching the library’s virtual resources.

Library Researching Series: Scopus Database






Date: Monday, May 17, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm  

Title:  Research Collaborations: Showcasing the John B. Library’s Scopus and ORCID Database- Train the Trainers  


Description: Come gather the best practices for researching the library database Scopus resources. Scopus is Elsevier’s abstract and citation database launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences

Speaker: Ms. Kimberly M. Gay, Head of References and Information Services, Librarian II >>


Speaker Bio: Kimberly Michelle Gay is the Head of Reference and Information Services, Academic Reference and Instruction Librarian II at the John B. Coleman Library of Prairie View A&M University- a Texas A&M University System with over 15-years of PVAMU work experience and she has more than 20-years of Academic Librarianship experience. Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas is where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Mass Communication double minor: Fashion Merchandising and Sociology graduating Magna Cum Laude, 3.89 GPA. She received a Master's of Science Degree in Library Science and Information Studies, Suma Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA from TWU as well. She is a Lifetime inductee in the Beta Lambda Chapter of Beta Phi Mu (International Library and Information Studies Honor Society.


Library Researching Series: Scopus Database

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Orcid logo Connecting research and researchers

Benefits for Researchers


Your ORCID iD is a free, unique, persistent identifier that you own and control—forever. It distinguishes you from every other researcher across disciplines, borders, and time. You can connect your iD with your professional information—affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.

  • Registering for your ORCID means that you have a free, unique, persistent identifier that disambiguates you and your work.
  • Using your iD makes life easier for you and the institutions and organizations you connect with throughout your research career.

You will enjoy these benefits with your ORCID iD:

  • You will be distinguished from every other researcher, even researchers who share your same name,
  • Your research outputs and activities will be correctly attributed to you,
  • Your contributions and affiliations will be reliably and easily connected to you,
  • You will save time when filling out forms, (leaving more time for research!),
  • You will enjoy improved discoverability and recognition,
  • You will be able to connect your record to a growing number of institutions, funders, and publishers,
  • Your ORCID record is yours, for free, forever.

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Library Researching Series: Scopus Database

Scopus Database

John B. Coleman Library 

A to Z Databases List 

S- Scopus 

Scopus is a source-neutral abstract and citation database curated by independent subject matter experts. It places powerful discovery and analytics tools in the hands of researchers, librarians, institutional research managers and funders.
Scopus generates precise citation search results and automatically updated researcher and institution profiles, creating richer connections between people, published ideas, and organizations. In addition to protecting the integrity of the scholarly record, Scopus helps bolster institutional research performance, rank and reputation.


Get access to the Elsevier services you use via Prairie View A&M University. submit your PVAMU full email address

Searching: Basic and Advance 

  • Documents (basic and advance search)- search within article title, abstract, keyword., orcid ... 
  • Authors- first and last name 
  • Affiliations- Prairie View A&M University (Pie chat is interactive) 

Sources: Source title, CiteScore, Highest percentile, Citations, Journal Impact Factor 

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