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Working with results in Scopus

Scopus features a range of tools to refine your search results, analyse and save and export them. 

Refine Your Results

From the left-hand Refine Results menu [2], you can:

  • Search within your results
  • Select only open access documents
  • Use filters to limit or exclude results from your search, including, but not limited to:
    • Access Type
    • Publication Year
    • Keyword
    • Affiliation
    • Author Name
    • Subject Area 

Analyze Your Search Results 

Use this feature to gain further insights into any list of document results.

Secondary Documents

Scopus also features non-Scopus references, called ‘secondary documents’, which are not indexed in the Scopus database for three possible reasons:

  • They are retrieved from the references or citations of the documents that are covered by Scopus
  • Scopus is unable to match documents with certainty due to incomplete or incorrect data
  • There is missing content

To view these non-Scopus references, click ‘View secondary documents’ above your search results.

Saving your search and setting up alerts

Quickly review or edit your search from the top of the page. Registered users can sign in to:

  • Save searches
  • Set up alerts to be notified when new documents are added to Scopus that match this search

Find out how to become a registered user

Exporting Results to RefWorks

Select results and use the Export Selected Search Results option to export the citation data from Scopus to RefWorks.

You can also export citations in RIS format for import into other tools such as EndNote and Mendelay. Please note that RefWorks is the supported referencing tool at the University of Bolton and we cannot provide support for other referencing tools. 

In addition to referencing tools you can also export to formats like BibTeX (LaTeX, Overleaf), and plain text (ASCII, HTML).