Yesterday’s Web of Science Day was a great success, with UB students and faculty in attendance for three sessions on how to effectively search the Web of Science databases for information and citation data.
Some of the things that UB students and faculty learned in the Science & Engineering Information Center yesterday:
- How to use Boolean logic to construct effective keyword searches.
- How to create a citation report for individual authors, departments, schools, or sets of reference; these reports include automatically generated graphs and calculate basic statistics about articles in the set, including h-index and average citations per item.
- How to set it up saved searches which will automatically run against the Web of Science databases on a schedule you set (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly), with the search results e-mailed to you.
- How to use Web of Science with EndNote to download citations into your own EndNote database to sort, search, annotate, and cite.
- How to find recent patents as well as data sets.
- What a journal impact factor is, and how you can use it to decide where to publish.