COVID-19 Scopus Search Alert

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What is a search alert?

Want to be notified when a new article is published that matches your search? Set up a search alert! Search alerts will automatically rerun your search and email you new results on a schedule that you set. Set up search alerts for your area of research, journals, tables of contents, authors, and more.

Search alerts help you stay on top of the latest literature and save time!

Suggested search alert for COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus).

The following search is a basic search to use to create a search alert.  For a more detailed or customized search contact your librarian.

TITLE-ABS-KEY(coronavir* OR “corona virus” OR betacoronavir* OR covid19 OR “covid 19” OR nCoV OR “CoV 2” OR CoV2 OR sarscov2 OR 2019nCoV OR  “novel CoV” OR “wuhan virus”) OR (TITLE-ABS-KEY(wuhan OR hubei OR huanan) AND TITLE-ABS-KEY(“severe acute respiratory” OR pneumonia*) AND TITLE-ABS-KEY(outbreak*))


  • NEW: Research articles downloadable database
    • The Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library is systematically searching the literature and compiling a downloadable database of research articles and grey literature on COVID-19 for researchers. Updates are posted on Friday.  Scopus COVID-19 articles are included.
Create a Scopus Search Alert

1. Login to your Scopus account. Don’t have a personal account in Scopus? Learn how to create one here.

2. After performing your search, click on Set Alert.


3. Name your saved search and set your preferences for how often you would like to be updated and in what format. You can choose to be updated monthly or weekly.  Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Edit or Delete a Search Alert

1. Login to your Scopus account. Don’t have a personal account in Scopus ? Learn how to create one here.

2. Click on Alerts


3. You can now edit or delete your search alerts using the symbols.

Create a RSS Feed

1. Login to your Scopus account. Don’t have a personal account in Scopus ? Learn how to create one here.

2.  After performing your search, click on Set Feed.


3.  Name your RSS Feed and click on Continue.


4. You can then create an HTML feed or subscribe using a RSS reader.


Materials listed in these guides are selected to provide awareness of quality public health literature and resources. A material’s inclusion does not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Public Health Service (PHS), or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nor does it imply endorsement of the material’s methods or findings. HHS, PHS, and CDC assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by HHS, PHS, and CDC. Opinion, findings, and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in these materials, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of HHS, PHS, or CDC. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by HHS, PHS, or CDC.

Page last reviewed: March 23, 2020