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Database Trials


Expires: December 6, 2016 (extended)

The University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine are providing this trial of Elsevier’s SCOPUS database in order to gather user feedback in comparison with our existing subscription for the Web of Science Core Collection database resources (Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, and other citation indexes). Only one or the other (not both) will be subscribed starting in January 2017.

Link to Web of Science


Both SCOPUS and Web of Science index a large number of scholarly journals and other sources. SCOPUS indexes citations from 1960 to present. Web of Science Core Collection citation indexing dates vary by campus: the University of Maine owns extended backfiles for Web of Science Core Collection (Science and Social Sciences citation indexes, 1900 to present; Arts & Humanities, 1975 to present) while University of Southern Maine has access to backfiles from 2000 to present.

More information about SCOPUS is here:

More information about Web of Science Citation Indexes is here:

Please send comments about SCOPUS in comparison with Web of Science before November 28, 2016 to Deb Rollins (Head, Collection Services, University of Maine), or your department or college’s librarian subject specialist.

University of Maine on WorldCat

The University of Maine on WorldCat service searches the entire OCLC WorldCat database, but displays locally owned materials in URSUS or MaineCat at the top of search results lists. (The local-materials-first display is a default setting, with the alternative being most-relevant-materials-first, even when not held locally.) It also displays article citations from selected major publishers.

The University of Maine on WorldCat database is not the equivalent of the URSUS or MaineCat catalogs. It is the OCLC WorldCat database, with only those UMaine-owned materials marked as library holdings in WorldCat presented first. For the most complete picture of University of Maine materials, and all links to our full-text resources such as e-books and e-journals, please use URSUS.

Please send any feedback or questions about University of Maine on WorldCat to Deb Rollins.


Please send feedback about trial databases to Deb Rollins unless there is a librarian's name noted for feedback under the trial description.

Created by: Deborah Rollins | Revised: 11/29/2016
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