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Invitation to Scopus Workshop, May 12th

May 4th, 2010 by David Michalski

Are you interested in learning how to use Scopus to analyze the prestige of research publications? Have you heard about the new SNIP and SJR metrics that compare and assess the popularity and impact of journal citations?


The Library invites you to attend a Scopus workshop on May 12th. For your convenience we have scheduled two sessions:


9:30-11:00am — Sacramento Medical Center – Education Building — Room 2205     1:30-3:00pm — UC Davis campus – Shields Library — Library Instruction Lab    (Room 165)


Representatives from the Scopus office will offer an overview of this faculty citation database and present in detail the analytic tools of the database, including the new SNIP and SJR metrics. SNIP (source normalized impact per paper) measures a journal’s contextual citation impact, factoring in the characteristics of the subject field, to include the frequency at which authors cite other papers in their reference lists and the life cycle of a citation’s impact. The SJR indicator factors in the subject field, quality and reputation of a journal and is based on citation weighting schemes and the eigenvector.


We hope that you will be able to join us. The UC trial access to Scopus continues through December 2010. We would appreciate hearing any comments you have about your use of the Scopus and its effectiveness in meeting your needs. An online survey form is accessible at


For more information about Scopus, please contact your library subject specialist or department heads:
• Karen Andrews (Physical Sciences & Engineering Library),
• Keir Reavie (Biological & Agricultural Sciences/Health Sciences Libraries),
• Myra Appel (Humanities, Social Sciences & Government Information Services Department),


Myra Appel
Head, Humanities, Social Sciences
and Government Information Services
Peter J. Shields Library
100 North West Quad
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2002

Give Scopus a test drive. Database trial runs through December 2010

February 16th, 2010 by David Michalski

The UC Libraries are evaluating Scopus, a multidisciplinary database to research literature. Please give this database a try, and share your experience with us.

Scopus (
Available for trial until: Dec 31, 2010
Scopus indexes, selectively abstracts and provides citation analysis for over 16,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 international publishers. The database also includes coverage of 1200 open access journals, 350 book series, more than 3 million conference papers, 23 million patents issued worldwide, 600 trade publications and millions of selected web pages. Coverage extends from 1996 to present across disciplines in the life and health sciences, the physical sciences, the social sciences and the arts and humanities. Scopus also provides tools designed to support research collaboration and assess journal quality.

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Special Trial Access to Databases

April 16th, 2009 by David Michalski

The University Library is offering special trial access to two databases.

After using any trial resources, please complete the brief evaluation questionnaire. We value your opinion!
All responses are anonymous. See the Library Privacy Policy.

Faculty of 1000 Biology

Faculty of 1000 Biology is an online literature awareness tool which comprehensively and systematically highlights and reviews the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences. It is based on the recommendation of well over 2000 leading researchers.
Available for trial until: Dec 31, 2009
The UC Davis Library is offering special trial access to the BioMed Central Faculty of 1000 Biology through December 2009.

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SPORTDiscus is the world’s leading database in sport, health, fitness and sports medicine. SportDiscus has over 700,000 qualified references from thousands of international periodicals, books, e-journals, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, and websites that focus on different areas involving sport, including: sport sciences, engineering, psychology, administration, sociology, history, coaching, training, physical education, physical fitness, health and recreation.

Coverage: 1830-Present,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=sph
Available for trial until: Jul 31, 2011

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