Content The Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering high quality research across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. It covers over 12,000 journals – including Open Access journals – and 120,000 conference proceedings with a retrospective coverage to 1900. Besides searching for articles by means of keywords (topics), using ‘cited reference search’ enables you to search for relevant research articles citing an older (previously published) article of interest. This training helps you to get the most out of the Web of Science and make your research easier.
Learning objectives After this workshop you will be able to:
- Search by Topic
- Search by ‘Cited Reference Search’
- Use the ‘Publication Name’, ‘Author Name’, ‘Cited Author’ and ‘Cited Work’ Indexes
- Use some special wildcard characters and exploit lemmatization / truncation
- Use ‘Related Records’ to find other articles citing the same research
- Sort search results and refine results
- To create a Web of Science account
- Save a search strategy
- Create Search and Citation Alerts
- Export to references to EndNote
Target group: Students, alumni and staff with no prior experience in using the Web of Science.
Course format: Demo / questions and answers
Prerequisites: When you want to use your own computer during this workshop, make sure that the computer has access to the UM-network.
The Web of Science can be used to:
- Identify leading researchers, institutions and journals in a field of research
- Find hidden trends and patterns and gain insight into emerging fields of research
- Capture citation activity with ‘Citation Reports’ to view vital citation information for individuals, institutions or disciplines, i.e. measuring the influence of colleagues’ work
- Create ‘Citation Maps’ to visualize citation connections and discover an article’s citation relationships
- Stay up to date in a research field by means of search alerts and citation alerts
- Track prior research
- How WoS selects Journals for indexing
- How to deal with the Hirsch-index (H-index)