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Navigating the Research Literature: Web of Science & SCOPUS: Home

The Web of Science and SCOPUS both provide a set of bibliometric analytical tools to help you navigate the literature of your topic. This session will demonstrate how you can tap into these tools on respective multidisciplinary search platforms.

Sample Comparative Studies: Web of Science & SCOPUS

Martín-Martín, A., Orduna-Malea, E., Thelwall, M., & Delgado López-Cózar, E. (2018). Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus: A systematic comparison of citations in 252 subject categoriesJournal of Informetrics12(4), 1160–1177.
Singh, V.K., Singh, P., Karmakar, M. et al. The journal coverage of Web of Science, Scopus and Dimensions: A comparative analysis. Scientometrics 126, 5113–5142 (2021).
Pranckutė, R. (2021). Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus: The Titans of Bibliographic Information in Today’s Academic World. Publications9(1), 12.

What are Research Matrics?

Understanding Research Matrics - the details of what these numbers mean.

Web of Science

Coverage and Guide:

Web of Science Guide - Click to go to the page


Additional Resource:  Search Help Menu on the Web of Science platform



  • Sources => Find "Download Scopus Source List" hyperlink to download the list.
  • Or search your pet journal titles under Source.

Sample Search: What are the ethical implications of the proliferation of AI?

(AI OR "artificial intelligence" OR "machine learning" OR "deep learning" OR "facial recognition") AND "big data" AND (ethics OR bias*)


Asako Yoshida, Social Sciences Research & Support Librarian

University of Manitoba Libraries

(204) 227-3587 (Text me!)