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Science Direct, Scopus training held at Mapúa library

Librarians, faculty members and students of Mapúa Institute of Technology participated in training at Mapúa library in Intramuros, Manila where they learned more about Science Direct and Scopus databases and their new features.

Science Direct is the leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books, while Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

Science Direct and Scopus are two of the flagship products of Elsevier, a publishing company.

Held August 14, 2012, Mr. Lionel New, the Customer Development manager of Elsevier, discussed the advanced features of Science Direct such as the Expert Search, Image Search, Export Citation Function and Author Submission Services during the training.

On top of these, he said Science Direct has broader coverage and higher citation.

Science Direct has also no limit in the number of simultaneous users and downloads.

Participants also learned Scopus’ new features such as the Citation Tracker, Author Identifier and the h-index.

Ms. Arlene Alonzo, Mapua Library’s Electronic Resource and Information Services head, stressed how important it is for librarians, researchers and authors to maximize the use of Science Direct and Scopus databases to help them get more relevant and targeted search results.

“Knowledge of these two databases is necessary for both librarians and faculty members. They are playing key roles in the promotion of these online databases, and the diffusion of new technologies,” she said.

Hands-on activities were held to help participants become more familiar with the two databases.

Meanwhile, New announced Elsevier’s initiatives to enhance its peer review process to speed up review times and for faster publication of works from Mapúa Institute of Technology.

For more information about Science Direct and Scopus databases, click the links below:

Science Direct: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/88664206/SDOL_Mapua_Inst_of_Technology_Aug12.pdf
Scopus: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/88664206/Scopus_Training_Mapua_Institute_of_Technology.pdf

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