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Using Scopus to Support Your Research

This guide is intended mainly for faculty at UNK, but can also be utilized by students for assignments and in their work on research projects.


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Scopus is one of several large publication/citation indices. 

Others are:

Web of Science (UNK does not have access)

CrossRef OpenCitations: (Open)

Google Scholar: (Open)