Web of Science or Scopus? We need your feedback!

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Ohio University researchers have been fortunate to have access via OhioLINK to two important science literature databases, Web of Science (Science Citation Index) and Scopus. In order to prioritize limited funding, OhioLINK is currently evaluating databases.

As a part of this process, science librarians are hosting sessions to get faculty and student feedback. These sessions will provide an overview of funding, database demonstrations, and researcher feedback.

Please join us for one of the following sessions. Registration is not required.


  • Tuesday, March 26th at 11:00 AM¬†in 251 Alden
  • Wednesday, March 27th at 4:00 PM in 251 Alden
  • Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:00 AM in E211 Grover
  • Wednesday, April 3rd at 3:00 PM in 102 ARC

Faculty and students can also provide feedback via a short survey (The survey has closed).

The Web of Science (Science Citation Index), produced by Thomson Reuters, indexes articles from over 12,000 international journals and conference proceedings in the life, physical, and social sciences. Coverage also includes the arts and humanities. Coverage currently dates from 1965-present, updated every other week. The databases can be searched by topic and cited references allowing the users to track research both forward and backward in time.

Scopus, produced by Elsevier Science, indexes articles and citations from over 19,000 international journals and conference proceedings in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields, as well as the arts and humanities. Coverage currently dates from 1996 to present.

Further information on the databases and the information sessions is available from any of University Libraries’ science librarians.

Michael Farmer: Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy

Debra Orr: Heritage College of Medicine, College of Health Sciences and Professions

Andrew Stuart: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental and Plant Biology

Megan Tomeo: Russ College of Engineering and Technology