S. Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University hosted a seminar on Introduction and Practical Application of the World's Best Resources of Elsevier: ScienceDirect & Scopus on December 10, 2013.

A seminar was held by Indira Usentayeva, an official representative of Elsevier. The purpose of the seminar is promotion of Elsevier databases among scinetists of Kazakhstan universities.

Elsevier is one of the largest publishing houses in the world annually publishing about a quarter of all research papers published in scientific journals all over the world.

The Vice-rector for Research and Innovation of S. Toraighyrov PSU, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor Nurlan Yerzhanov noted in his opening speech: “One of the main indicators of Kazakhstan science is the quantity and quality of scientific publications. Since the moment we subscribed for the databases of major international publishing companies, there has been a significant growth in number of works by domestic scientists published in international journals”.

The problems of navigation in Scopus and ScienceDirect databases, technical aspects of browsing new subject areas, tracking citations and calculation of h-index were discussed during the seminar.

At the end of the seminar, its participants received certificates.