Scopus is known as a citation index because each article record includes lists of citing articles. This means that, if you find an article of interest, you can look at subsequent articles that have cited it. You can find important articles on a topic, and follow research paths.
It does not contain the full-text of articles, so you will need to use the links to get the full-text.
Scopus is a multi-subject database, but does cover the Health Sciences - medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary science, and the health professions - as well as the life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences & humanities.
CSU Library also subscribes to the Web of Science Core Collection, which is an alternative citation index.
The Scopus help screens and online tutorials are available at Scopus Help page.
For individual help with using SCOPUS, please contact the Library.
In Scopus, the results list defaults to sorting by Relevance. But one of the columns that displays is the Cited by column. This shows the number of articles (indexed in Scopus) that have cited the article. Clicking on the number will display brief records of those citing articles.
You can use the drop-down menu to change the sort order to Cited by (highest) or Cited by (lowest).
You can use this feature of Scopus to:
In the screen-shot below, the search was for
"clinical judgement" W/3 "decision making" [in Title, Abstract, Keywords]
and the results have been sorted by Cited by.
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