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Users Prefer Scopus Over Web of Science

Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement as follows:

Very strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Disagree

Coverage of my field is broader and more accurate on Scopus than Web of Science
Scopus delivers more relevant search results when compared to Web of Science
It is easier to refine, sort, and rank Scopus search results than those on Web of Science
The number of titles and publishers indexed by Scopus is more than Web of Science
I prefer Scopus over Web of Science

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Responses by Other A&I Usage

Excluding Scopus, what other Abstract & Indexing (Citation) databases and/or general search applications have you used?

Academic search (e.g., Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, CiteSeerX)
72%
Web of Science (ISI)
66%
General search (e.g., Google, Yahoo, Bing, Baidu)
45%
Public/national (e.g., PubMed/Medline, Wellcome Collection Online, Indian Citation Index, NTIS)
33%
Aggregated database service through your library (e.g., EBSCOHost, OVID)
19%
Specialty (e.g., ProQuest Dissertations)
12%
Subject-specific (e.g., Engineering Village/Ei Compendex, Reaxys, CAB Abstracts)
9%

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Responses by Most Useful Features

Which feature(s) of Scopus do you use most or find to be most useful?

Search for documents and analyze search results
75%
Search for and view my or another author’s profile
49%
Export documents and citations, create bibliographies
45%
Search for and/or compare journals
40%
Analyze citations for a particular set of documents
37%
Set alerts (search, author citation, document citation)
27%
Search for and view affiliation profiles
23%

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Responses by Purpose

For which purpose(s) do you use Scopus most often?

Tracking citations and/or publications (my own or another author)
65%
Keeping myself informed about advances in my area of expertise / field / discipline
62%
Getting ideas for a new research project, direction for my thesis, or to plan experiments
46%
Reading for a course assignment or research project
38%
Discovering information on a subject outside my area of expertise / field / discipline
32%
Locating publications to include in a grant proposal I am or will be writing or contributing to
30%
Preparing a lecture / presentation (e.g. for a class / conference) or an article/book/review for publication
29%

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Responses by Proficiency

How would you rate your proficiency with using Scopus?

Beginner / not very proficient: 18%
Intermediate / reasonably proficient, I find what I need: 56%
Advanced / proficient, comfortable showing others how to use it: 21%
Expert / very proficient, able to teach others to use it well: 5%

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Responses by Frequency of Use

How often do you use Scopus?

Daily: 16%
Weekly: 39%
Monthly: 28%
Less than once per month: 12%
A few times per year or less: 6%

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Responses by Subject Area

What is your primary field of study / research?

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering (inc. chemistry, computer science, earth & planetary sciences, energy, geology, materials science, physics & astronomy): 42%
Life Sciences (inc. agricultural, biological sciences, biochemistry, environmental science, genetics, immunology & microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience): 17%
Health Sciences (inc. dentistry, health professions, medicine & psychiatry, nursing, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical science, veterinary medicine, veterinary science): 12%
Social Sciences & Humanities (inc. accounting, anthropology, arts & humanities, business & management, decision sciences, economics & finance, history, library & information science, psychology, social sciences): 24%

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Which of the following outcomes or business objectives does Scopus help you achieve?

Product development
37%
Open innovation activities
26%
Idea generation
49%
Stage gate decision making
11%
Basic research
75%
Other
9%

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How often do you use Scopus?

Daily: 3%
Weekly: 49%
Monthly: 26%
On a project basis: 23%



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