1. Search for:
Find the Register link on the right side of the Scopus website page. Use your existing Elsevier account (from ScienceDirect, for example) or register for a new Scopus account to take advantage of some of the most useful features, such as saving searches and setting up regular alerts for new items published in your subject area, by others in the field, etc.
The name, Scopus, was inspired by the bird, Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), which supposedly has excellent navigation skills. [Burnham JF. Scopus database: a review. Biomed Digit Libr. 2006 Mar 8;3:1. doi:10.1186/1742-5581-3-1]
Thank you to the original authors of this guide developed at the University of Washington.