Save searches and set up alerts
In addition to this brief description there is an E-Tutorial: Scopus - Speichern von Suchen und Einrichten von Alerts
Contents of the brief description
The following brief description explains how already submitted requests can be used later and how Scopus can inform you about new publications.
The general usage of the database is anonymously possible with the campus-license. But to set and use individual services you need a personal account. To create one, you need to transmit data like your name and your E-Mail address to the provider Elsevier. The initial button on the top right shows if the login was successful.
Doing an exemplary search on the topic "Smart cancer nanomedicine".
Saving the search query
After performing the search, you can save the query via "Save".
Naming the search query
The search query should have a distinct name for a clear classification if used later.
Viewing the search history
To list the search history, click the "Saved searches" button.
Recalling and modifying the search queries
To revisit and keep track of the saved searches, you can refresh the search via "Refresh results". The "pencil"-icon gives you the opportunity to modify the search.
You can choose to set up a search alert to receive updates when new materials are indexed in Scopus. Locate the desired saved search and select the set alert icon (bell icon). A window opens, where parameters like the name of the alert, the E-Mail address and the frequency for the alert can be determined as desired.
According to the selected preferences, E-Mails containing a list of new publications are sent regularly.
The "Search history" is located right below the search field. It shows all searches of the active session. You can see your requests and the number of results as well as a "pencil"-icon for editing and a "bell"-icon to set alerts. The option "More" gives you also a "Delete"-function.