New Google Scholar-Web of Science reciprocal searching initiative for scholarly content

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The Web of Science bibliographical database is now cross-indexed with Google Scholar. The new initiative allows users to project the same search terms from Web of Science to Google Scholar – locating full text where available. Users can also move quickly from Google Scholar to the Web of Science database for citation data, bibliographical records and related publications. Enter the Web of Science via the Library catalogue (EUI members). Enter Google Scholar via this link. Full details.

The Google Scholar-Web of Science cross-indexing initiative is explained on this page.

GSWoS14A video presentation of the 2014 Web of Science interface upgrade is available on YouTube.

A news release from Thomson Reuters 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.

Google Scholar Library was launched on 19 November 2013, providing document tagging, dossiers, and ‘my library’ storage for bibliographical references and full texts. This resource can be complemented with Google Scholar Citatations and Google Scholar Metrics.

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).

An article by Rich Kreisman (Outsell, Inc.) gives an overview of the Web of Science-Google Scholar initiative.

Contact: Thomas Bourke [email protected]