First, Scirus, the freely accessible scientific search engine of 575 million items, is being discontinued at the end of January 2014.
On a happier note, Scopus us undergoing its most extensive redesign in 10 years in early February.
In particular, the new-look Scopus will feature
- a new visual style and a cleaner overall user interface
- more action-driven functionality with some features only appearing when a user performs an action
- redesigned pages such as the Document Results, Document Details (Abstract), and Author and Affiliation pages
- improved export options
Access to Scopus on campus is here www.scopus.com
And off campus requires your network username and password, here https://auth.elsevier.com/ShibAuth/institutionLogin?entityID=https%3A%2F%2Ffam.salford.ac.uk%2Foala%2Fmetadata&appReturnURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scopus.com%2Fhome.url%3F