SciELO Citation Index

Scientific Electronic Library On-line (SciELO) is a database of references to articles published in more than 1,000 open-access journals published in twelve countries:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • Venezuela

The database is updated by more than 40,000 new records each year.

Coverage Begins: 2002-present

Coverage Includes

  • Agricultural Sciences 
  • Applied Social Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Exact and Earth Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Linguistics, Letters, and Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences

All Databases Search

The SciELO database is fully integrated with All Databases so you can perform an All Databases and find SciELO records.


All data (including articles titles, abstracts, and author keywords) may appear on the Results and Full Record pages in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Diacritical Characters

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About Citation Indexes

A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.


About the All Databases Search

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Document Types

For a list of document types, go to our listing of document types.


Database Records

Full records include complete bibliographic details and author abstracts.


Timespan Options

Timespan options allow you to specify the time period that you wish to search.