Tag "Web of Science"

  • Changes to Web of Science / Web of Knowledge this weekend

    Web of Science will be upgraded this weekend and the interface given a new simpler look. You will still be able to do the same searches but may find that options have moved. We will provide updated guides as soon as possible. One improvement is that it will be easy to spot open access articles which are free for anyone to access.

    The name Web of Knowledge for the collection of databases will be dropped and the whole system will be known as Web of Science. The databases we usually think of as Web of Science will be known as the Core Collection.

    You can find more detail in the release notes at http://wokinfo.com/news/new/ or view a preview of the new features at http://www.youtube.com/user/WoSTraining.

    There may be a brief period of disruption on Sunday afternoon / early Monday morning while the upgrade takes place.

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  • Citations and Rankings: ISS training session

    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 i.glen@swansea.ac.uk

    There is information about other training sessions on the ISS Training for Staff page.

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  • Web of Science now working off campus

    Athens access to Web of Science should now be working off campus.

    Please note that if you have tried before and had an error message you need to clear out your cookies and browser cache. More information can be found at :http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/faq/answers.html#Q6.4

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  • Web of Science off campus

    There are currently problems accessing Web of Science off campus. You may see the message:

    NOTICE: Your IP address has not been recognized for access to the Web of Knowledge product environment

    Thompson Reuters have posted the following notice:

    “Service Information – Authentication problem – Athens Our apologies it appears that institutions using Athens authentication to access Web of Knowledge are experiencing problems since the upgrade. Thomson Reuters and Eduserv are aware of the problem and we will update this message as soon as we have any further news. We do apologise to users that are affected for any inconvenience due as a result of the error”.

    It is still available on campus as normal. If you are unable to come to the university at the moment you may want to try Scopus as an alternative as it has a lot of overlap with Web of Science. For off campus access click Login then Go to Athens login.

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  • Book citation index on trial

    Web of Science have made their new book citation index available on a trial basis for 3 months from 7th May. You can search it along with the rest of Web of Science or select it from the options at the bottom of the search screen.

    The database will make it easier to search for book chapters, to see bibliographies from books and to see citation patterns. There is a search tool at http://wokinfo.com/mbl/ which allows you to check if the books you are interested in are covered by the service.

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  • Latest Web of Science Upgrade

    Web of Science upgraded over the weekend. More complete citations have been added to WOS to improve cited reference searching. More titles and urls are included and you can search by article title as well as journal title. For example, to search for:

    A practical approach to the determination of the crystallography of grain-boundaries” by Valerie Randle and Brian Ralph, Journal of Materials Science, Volume 21 Number 11 (November 1986): pages 3823 – 3828

     You can enter part of the title as below:

    As always, it is best to include a minimum of information in a cited reference search as this allows you to pick up miscitations. When you look at the cited references for any search result, they will now often be more complete and can be exported to reference software or e-mail.

    Other improvements include left truncation, so that you can search for *hydroxylation to pick up dihydroxylation or aminohydroxylation for example and the ability in advanced search to restrict to a particular subject area. More details in a video clip at: www.brainshark.com/thomsonscientific/newfeat_wok5_6_en

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