The Scopus database accesses an extensive variety of scholarly journals and is a great place to set up alerts for subjects, authors, or documents (to track citations).
While Scopus has great coverage we suggest you take the time to set up alerts in all 3 of the databases mentioned in this guide for the most comprehensive coverage of authors and subjects.
No database provides complete coverage!
In order to set up an alert within a database you must first register with that database.
Go to the library databases page. This page will open in a new tab or window. You can click on Scopus and open the database
If you have a Scopus login already you can just click login (as highlighted) and get started with setting up alerts but if you don't you'll need to register.
To register first click on the Register button in the upper right corner of the Scopus home page.
Fill out the fields including the email to which you want alerts to be sent. The fields with red asterisks are required. The Role and field of interest selections will not affect the kind of alerts you select. Record your I.D. and password. You will need them to register for alerts. Click the Register button at the bottom when you are finished.
Your user name will be automatically generated from your name. Once you have your user name and password;
Go back to the home page and click on the Log In button in the upper right corner of the Scopus home page.
Fill in your user name and password in the dropdown page and click Login.
Use the Creating Subject Alerts and Creating Author Alerts, submenu on this current tab.