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CANEDO ANDALIA, Rubén; RODRIGUEZ LABRADA, Roberto  y  MONTEJO CASTELLS, Marilis. Scopus: The largest database of peer-reviewed scientific literature available to underdeveloped countries. ACIMED [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.3, pp.270-282. ISSN 1024-9435.

Scopus is the largest database of citations and abstracts of refereed literature and high quality sources on the Web. Although it is distributed by subscription, is available with certain limitations for developing countries through Hinari. Despite the multidisciplinary nature of its collection, this includes more than 4300 journals in life sciences and more than 6800 titles in health sciences. Among his options for the literature search are searching by author and the author's affiliation, as well as the simple search by key words and phrases in the fields item: Article title, Abstract and Keywords and advanced search. The present and the immediate technological future of Scopus are characterized by its integration with other key products of Elsevier such as ScienceDirect and Scirus, with the aim of avoiding duplication of effort by researchers in the work of finding information and accelerate the advancement of research. Scopus access to the path of Hinari makes available to developing countries a powerful useful bibliographic resource in the areas of health and life sciences, the latter of particular importance for the development of clinical sciences the current context.

Palabras clave : Databases; bibliography; health sciences; life sciences.

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