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Scopus celebrates Pi Day

on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 00:33

Happy Pi day! 3.14159 (or the number otherwise known as Pi or π) is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. This irrational number has long intrigued mathematicians and has even found a place in pop culture with its own holiday. Even our friends at ElsevierConnect have written about it today.

Pi appears throughout history. From Antiquity (there’s debate about if the Giza Pyramid builders had knowledge of Pi), to ancient Greek, Chinese, Indian and Persian mathematicians (including Archimedes, Liu Hui, Aryabhata and Jamshīd al-Kāshī), to 17th and 18th century European mathematicians and into the modern computer age.

So let’s talk about Scopus’ math content. An Advanced search for SUBJAREA(MATH) yields more than 2.1M results. 2.114221 to be precise (search executed 3/14/2014). Refining the initial search using the limiter “pi” narrows the results to 40,402 documents.

By clicking on “Analyze results” you can see more detail about these 40,402 records including popular

August 2013 Updates to Scopus: Enhancements to Books & ISSN Search Alerts

on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 13:37
  1. Scopus now makes discovering thousands of book and book chapters even easier. Find <Book or Book Chapter> in the Document Type menu.



    Then, when you open a chapter screen, you will see all of the other chapters within the book listed in a viewing panel on the right-hand side of the page.


     
  2. You asked and we have delivered. You may now set a search alert for an ISSN and receive an email whenever Scopus indexes new documents from that source.

Release Date: 
August 24 2013

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