Upgraded Web of Science bibliographical database now available at the EUI

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Thomson Reuters launched the new Web of Science interface – with unified search field – on 12 January 2014. The EUI Library has created a support page for the upgrade. From March 2014, the Web of Science will be cross-linked with Google Scholar, and EUI members will be able to click through to full texts in the Library collections. A presentation of the new features will take place on Friday, 28 February, at 13:30 in the Library training room. More details…

Enter the Web of Science database via the Library catalogue (EUI members only).

A YouTube presentation of the upgrade was launched on 9 January 2014.

A news release from Thomson Reuters (16 January) gives an overview of enhancements.

The Web of Science reference guide is available in 11 languages.

Journal inclusion criteria are explained on the Thomson Reuters site.

The 2013/14 World University Rankings (Times Higher Education) use underlying data from the Web of Science database, with 30% weighting for citations. The methodology is explained on this page.

The Journal Impact Factor (Journal Citation Reports) is explained in this article. The quick reference card is at this link.

‘An index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output’ by Jorge E. Hirsch, explains the H-Index (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102 (46), November 2005).

The November 2013 agreement between Google Scholar and Thomson Reuters to cross-index content is scheduled for implementation in March 2014.

Google Scholar Library was launched on 19 November 2013, providing document tagging, dossiers, and ‘my library’ storage for bibliographical references and full texts.

A presentation of the new Web of Science interface takes place on Friday, 28 February at 13:30 in the Badia Library training room (upper floor).   

Contact Thomas Bourke for further information: [email protected]