A new, redesigned version of Web of Science is going to be released in January 2014.
The updates are cosmetic in nature. The search engine and search logic have not changed! Your search alerts and saved searches will not be affected.
A summary of the main changes are below.
The Web of Knowledge platform will now be called Web of Science. The Web of Knowledge name is being retired.
Only one search field will display unless you click “+Add Another Field.”
The list of databases/indexes within Web of Science will no longer appear at the bottom of the search screen by default. There will be an orange chevron to click that will enable you to search a particular database or specific databases that UB subscribes to.
The band at the top of the page will display Journal of Citation Reports.
The sort function has been moved to the center of the results page.
Times cited is featured more prominently on the right hand side of each article.
Keywords are clickable enabling you to execute a new search.
Navigation is simpler. Just use your browser’s forward and backward arrows.
Google Scholar will contain links to Web of Science on campus or if you are connected to UB’s IP address off site.
Update about U.S. Government Shutdown
Impact on Ovid MEDLINE®
Ovid MEDLINE is now receiving updates from the National Library of Medicine, as of October 18, 2013.
The last daily update to Ovid MEDLINE was on October 2, 2013.
Today, Wednesday October 23, 2013, the following segment will update:
Ovid MEDLINE(R) <2009 to October Week 3 2013>
The following segments will update as scheduled:
Ovid MEDLINE(R) Corrections- will update on schedule November 6, 2013
Ovid OLDMEDLINE(R) <1946 to 1965> – will update on schedule December 11, 2013
Customers utilizing auto-alerts should see them operate normally after a week of updates have completed, depending upon their auto-alert setup. Customers with a daily auto-alert setup will receive updates immediately.
As updates to Ovid MEDLINE resume, you may see larger than normal updates (additions & revised records).
You’ve all heard the old adage “You don’t know what you don’t know,” right? Find out how to search PubMed and MEDLINE more efficiently and learn about Web of Science, a database that is great for identifying important articles and discovering trends. Your short investment of time will pay off in the long run, so register today! Bring your laptop or tablet computer.
Did you know that some of the resources you use have been affected by the government shutdown? If you’re trying to find biomedical information on PubMed, note that it is being maintained by a skeleton crew and the content is being “updated to the extent possible.” What this means is unclear. Although PubMed will be updated during this time, other federally funded sites are not being maintained. Read more on Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library site.
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