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UNM Libraries Seek Feedback About Scopus as an Alternative to the Web of Science

May 11, 2017

Through June 20th, HSLIC and UNM University Libraries are offering a trial of the Scopus database as an alternative to the Web of Science database.

Scopus, offered by Elsevier R&D Solutions, is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. You can use it to find answers to questions outside your core subject area, gain competitive insights and identify experts in a specific field.

This transition has the potential for significant cost savings. Moving from Web of Science to SCOPUS, a similar tool, may allow us to minimize the cuts we will have to make to the purchase of books, journals and databases.

We are offering two trials of the Scopus database so you will have an opportunity to test it and provide feedback. The current trial ends on June 20th, and the second trial runs from September 1st through October 15th.

Because we realize how important the Web of Science is to researchers, we are not taking the potential switch lightly. Your feedback will help us decide which database more researchers prefer. We encourage you to review the Scopus trial and the Web of Science and then complete our survey to let us know your thoughts. Or you can send your feedback to librarytrial@unm.edu.