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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 Search:


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

A systematic comparison study from 2018:

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 categories. Journal of Informetrics12(4), 1160–1177.

Link to Full Text

Coverage difference varies by subject areas.

Web of Science


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



  • SCOPUS Source List (a zip file to download)
  • Or search your pet journal titles under Source.


Asako Yoshida, Social Sciences Research & Support Librarian

University of Manitoba Libraries

(204) 227-3587 (Text me!)