New Database: Scopus

We are excited to announce that Reed Library has replaced Web of Science with Scopus

As of January 1, 2021, the Library’s subscription to Web of Science has ended and Scopus is our new replacement for comprehensive literature searching across disciplines and citation tracing. 

What is Scopus?

  • Scopus is a database for abstracts and citations of journal articles, books, and more.
  • You can search Scopus by title, author, institution, funder, and more.
  • Like Web of Science, Scopus has a cited reference search.
  • Coverage includes the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. 
  • There is a Scopus LibGuide that details searching, alerts, and other features.

Students, if you have been using Web of Science for an assignment or your thesis, contact your subject librarian if you need help transitioning to Scopus.

Faculty, if you, your class, or lab would like more training on Scopus please let your subject librarian know. We are also happy to help adjust assignments that used Web of Science previously and can help with new assignments as well.

Library Lobby Survey results: “Do you prefer print books or ebooks? If ebooks, which platform?”

This week’s library lobby survey asked the question, “Do you prefer print books or ebooks? If ebooks, which platform?” with options of “Proquest”, “EBSCO”, “Taylor & Francis”, and a “Write in Response” option. Results are in!

  • Proquest: 32 votes
  • EBSCO: 15 votes
  • Taylor & Francis: 6 votes
  • Write in Response: 14 votes

Write in responses skewed towards print books, with 10 total votes, including one print vote stating “Print books 120%.” Other answers were:

-EPUB

-PDF

-Kindle

-Overdrive

  • Total: 67 votes

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy! We love to receive feedback from you all.

Library Lobby Survey results: “What is your preferred way of getting news about Library events and schedules?”

This week’s library lobby survey asked, “What is your preferred way of getting news about Library events and schedules?” with options of “twitter”, “Library homepage”, “Instagram”, “Facebook”, “Library blog”, and a write-in jar for other answers. Results are in!

  • twitter: 7 votes
  • Library homepage: 43
  • Instagram: 31 votes
  • Facebook: 42 votes
  • Library blog: 13 votes
  • Total: 136 votes
  • Write in answers ( a total of 21 votes) included 15 votes for “email/SBinfo” 3 votes for “posters/fliers”, 1 vote for “carrier pigeon”, 1 vote for “Russian bot” and 1 vote for “Walk”.

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy! We love to hear feedback from you all.

Library Lobby Survey results: “Internet Privacy…”

This week’s library lobby survey had the statement, “Internet Privacy…” with options of “concerns me”, “don’t know, don’t care”, “I don’t know enough to be scared” and a “Write in Response” option. Results are in!

  • concerns me: 88 votes
  • don’t know, don’t care: 12 votes
  • I don’t know enough to be scared: 29 votes
  • Write in Response: 11 votes

Admittedly the response choices were leading and we appreciate people making note of that! An interesting meme reference and concerns about current politics were some of the write in responses:

-Bring back Reed’s own email. Free ourselves from Google

-I do know but don’t care mostly b/c there’s always a way around

-these answer choices offered skew the responses you get

-Emwee [Ennui?] and the karma got its kiss for me girl are the same person

-I’m not concerned about my personal privacy, but I am concerned about how the influx of irrelevant information impacts our politics

-also these answer choices are biased

-I know enough and don’t care

-I would like some, Please

-I feel that it is naïve and paranoid to put a lot of weight onto the importance of internet privacy. The political and economy system we are part of all but encourages companies to take full advantage of what we do on our computers. The true issue is the system itself. Be concerned for the state of our government not for your petty privacy.

-Data is the new oil- Andrew Yang Yanggang 2020

-not concerned, but curious

  • Total: 140 votes

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy! We love to hear feedback from you all.

Library Lobby Survey results: “When I use Course Reserves, I use…”

This week’s library lobby survey asked, “When I use Course Reserves, I use…” with options of “eBooks”, “Print books”, “Both (print and ebook)”, and “What’s a course reserve”. Results are in!

  • eBooks: 13 votes
  • Print books: 44 votes
  • Both (print and eBook): 45 votes
  • What’s a Course Reserve: 20 votes
  • Total: 122 votes

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy! We love to hear feedback from you all.