Tuesday 5 March 11-12 Training Room 3 in the Library
Scopus and Web of Science are the two multidisciplinary databases most commonly used to find peer-reviewed literature, track citations, and compile journal rankings. This session discusses their similarities and differences and looks at some of the tools they provide to identify highly-cited journals and manage your research profile.
Please book by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There is information about other training sessions on the ISS Training for Staff page.continue reading
EndNote workshops for postgrads this term will be held on:
31st Jan 2-3.30 24th Feb 10-11.30 16th March 1-2.30
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as places are limited. Please book by replying to this e-mail giving your name, department and e-mail address and saying which of the dates you prefer – you only need to come to one. The workshops are free to Swansea University postgraduates. Staff are also welcome to attend.
EndNote is a bibliographic management package – it allows you to build up your personal database of references which can be formatted automatically in Word when you write up your thesis. It is available for use on campus or can be bought at a discounted price (currently £69.44) for use at home. There is also a web version which has slightly fewer features but is free for home use. You can choose which version you prefer to look at during the workshop – our introduction will explain the differences. You can find more information about EndNote and EndNote Web on the LIS web pages: EndNote EndNote Webcontinue reading
DigiMap have announced some free training events http://edina.ac.uk/events/
Some of these are webinars which you can be part of without leaving your desk. They include a session on making maps, one on downloading data and also using ArcGIS and CAD with Digimap. Visit the web site to sign up.
DigiMap contains Ordnance Survey maps of data in digital format which can be downloaded and used for academic purposes.continue reading
2009 data has just been released in Journal Citation Reports, the tool which allows you to work out journal rankings and impact factors based on citation data.
You will find JCR at http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/ . Click on the Additional Resources tab to enter the database. (Note that this is a change from its previous location in the Select a Database tab).
Our Making an Impact web page gives more about JCR and other tools for measuring the impact of your research. We will be running training sessions on these tools on 8th July, 11-12 and 21st July 10 to 11am in PC Room 3 in the library. You can book a place by replying to this e-mail.
If you are unable to come to the training sessions and would like any further information please contact your LIS subject team email@example.com reading
Inspec update – information for physics, computing & electronics
Wednesday 28th April 11-12 noon Library PC Room 3 (Just turn up)
Are you making the most of our subscription to Inspec?
Inspec has comprehensive coverage of electronics; computer science; physics; electrical, control, production and mechanical engineering; communications & IT, with significant coverage of operations research, material science, oceanography, engineering mathematics, nuclear engineering, environmental science, geophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical technology and biophysics.
Inspec is a bibliographic database produced by the IET (The Institution of Engineering & Technology) and is highly regarded for the quality of its content and indexing.
Why not see if Inspec has anything relevant to contribute to your research? This workshop (led by Richard Simms from the IET) will enable new users to get started with Inspec and allow existing users to learn new tips for finding information effectively.
If you are interested in Inspec but unable to come to the workshop please let us know and we will try to arrange a repeat session or talk to you individually. You can access Inspec at http://ovidsp.tx.ovid.com/athens/ using your Athens username and password.continue reading