AMSTERDAM, November 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elsevier announced today that its flagship product Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, will be nearly doubling its Arts & Humanities (A&H) titles. Access to the new journals will be available to Scopus users in April 2009. Currently the Scopus database contains 1,600 titles in A&H and related fields.
Many countries will be better represented as a result of these added titles and researchers will have enhanced access to international A&H content. Journal subjects include literature and literary theory (30% of new titles), general arts and humanities (22%), history (17%), visual/performing arts (16%), among others.
"Nearly doubling the Arts & Humanities titles will help make Scopus an even more comprehensive resource for our users," said Niels Weertman, Director Scopus and Scirus. "We are excited that Scopus is the most holistic cross-disciplinary database with the broadest coverage in Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences and soon also in the Arts & Humanities.
"This broader coverage will be well received by the librarian and
research community," said Flora Grabowska, Science Librarian at
Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract
and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources
with smart tools to track analyze and visualize research. Scopus was designed
and developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique
database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer-reviewed
journals from 4,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary
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