Scopus Certification Program for Librarians

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Do you want to gain greater insight into research sources, collaboration and metrics, and use that knowledge to expand training and consulting options with your library users? Scopus Certification will help you achieve these objectives with a six-week online training program designed to provide you with the skills and materials you need.  



The certification program consists of six online courses — Topical Search, Author Identity, Metrics, APIs, Institutional Insights, and User Outreach — of approximately one hour each on the Canvas learning management system. The courses are anchored by short video tutorials and quizzes, and supplemented with exercises and support materials. View the program syllabus


Certification & other training options

To become certified, participants must achieve 80% or more on each of the final course quizzes. Participants may retake the quiz if they don’t achieve the necessary mark the first time and are provided with references to the necessary course materials to review.


This program is based on a series of video tutorials: Links to Scopus video tutorials. If you are interested in only part of the training or learning at your own pace, you may prefer to download the list and go through the tutorials at a time convenient for you.



The program is one hour per week for six weeks for a total of approximately six hours. 



Each cohort will consist of approximately 25 librarians with potential participation from librarians around the world.



Please indicate your interest in taking part to your Elsevier account representative. 



Participants must be librarians or information managers at an institution or company with a Scopus subscription.


Why participate?

As a Scopus certified librarian, you will have a special opportunity to:
  • Gain insight into research sources, collaboration and metrics
  • Establish and evolve user programs for your clientele
  • Develop deep skills and new competencies in research discovery and evaluation
  • Share your learning experience to advance librarian opportunities and development