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Wednesdays@Noon: Tools You Can Use: Navigating the Scholarly Communication Landscape with Scopus

Wednesdays@Noon: Tools You Can Use: Navigating the Scholarly Communication Landscape with Scopus Online

The ways researchers disseminate their research are numerous and varied. Whether a researcher chooses a peer-reviewed journal, scientific conference, preprint server, or book to share their research, they are forced to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each format. Similarly, researchers reviewing the literature must understand the differences between these formats to understand their utility for their own research process.


During this webinar for early-career researchers, expert Libraries staff and representatives from the vendor Elsevier will provide an overview of the different research formats available and help you determine which formats to utilize throughout your career.


Presenters will also demonstrate how Scopus, an 80-million-item abstract database available through the Drexel Libraries, can help you find research and evaluate its impact using common citation metrics.


During this session, attendees will learn:

  • The differences between various research formats, including peer-reviewed journals, conference papers, preprints, books, and standards
  • The key strengths and weaknesses of these formats, including why a researcher would choose to publish as one format versus another
  • How to perform basic document searches in Scopus
  • How to use Scopus to evaluate the impact of research articles
  • How to identify potential research collaborators using Scopus author profiles
  • How to identify high-impact journals and potential submission targets using the Scopus Sources list

Who should attend: Drexel faculty, staff, and all students

Presented by: Jay Bhatt, Engineering Librarian, Drexel University Libraries and Max A. Nazario, Customer Consultant, Elsevier

Recorded sessions: If you can’t attend a live webinar, don’t worry! We will provide a link to the webinar recording following the event.

Zoom Details: Please register to receive the Zoom link and passcode.

Hosted by the Drexel University Libraries & Elsevier

About the Wednesdays@Noon Webinar Series

The Drexel University Libraries (DUL) is pleased to present Wednesdays@Noon, a regularly scheduled series of 30-minute webinars that connect Drexel researchers, faculty, staff, and students with the Libraries’ expertise, tools, resources, and services.

Wednesdays@Noon brings together expert Libraries staff and members of the Drexel community for training sessions and discussions. These will include instructional sessions that guide effective use of the Libraries’ tools and systems, awareness sessions that promote DUL’s authoritative information resources and how to incorporate them in coursework and research, and practical sessions that share best practices to support Drexel Dragons in their work to create and shape future scholarship.

Wednesdays@Noon webinars are held at 12 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the academic year. Sessions are open to all Drexel faculty, students and staff. Sessions will be recorded and posted on the Libraries’ YouTube page for anyone who cannot attend the live events.

Contact libraries@drexel.edu with questions or to suggest a future webinar topic.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 245 seats available.

Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw