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This is a presentation for researchers that covers the following topics:

This is a presentation for researchers that covers the following topics:
- Impact Factor
- H-index
- Setting up information alerts

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  • Darya Bukhtoyarova NU Library Reference September 2013 Stay Current, Know Your Impact
  • By the end of today’s workshop, you will be able to:  Find an impact factor of a particular journal  Find top journals with impact factors in your discipline  Find the most recent articles published on your research topic  Find the top cited articles for your research topic  Set up an email alert to stay updated on new articles published on your research topic  Find your (or other researchers’) h-index  Set up an email alert to know when your articles get cited
  • What is impact factor of a journal?  An indicator reflecting the research impact of a particular journal based on the average number of citations to articles published in this journal in the last two years  Is calculated annually, last edition in 2012  Devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information, in 1960  Varies across disciplines  Example for Nature Methods:
  • What is h-index?  Measures the productivity and impact of a scientist (sometimes, a group of scientists, a department, a university)  Devised by Jorge Hirsch, a physicist at UCSD, in 2005  Based on the number of published papers and the number of citations that they have received  H-index of 3 means that at least 3 of the scientist’s papers have been cited at least 3 times each  Varies across disciplines
  •  JCR (Journal Citation Reports)  A database of information about academic journals, most importantly impact factors; updated annually  Web of Science  A bibliographic and bibliometric database that indexes over 12,000 journals and 148,000 conference proceedings You can find this information at Web of Knowledge
  • Accessing Web of Knowledge  On campus, go to http://apps.webofknowledge.com  Off campus, go to NU Library website http://library.nu.edu.kz/ and log in.  Then: Resources -> Databases -> Current Subscription  Bibliographic Databases -> Web of Science
  • Working with JCR  Finding impact factor of journals:  Nature  Anthropology and Archeology of Eurasia  Finding top journals for your discipline or research topic  Chemistry  Magnetic resonances in chemistry
  • Finding Impact Factor for Nature
  • Finding top journals in chemistry
  • List of top-20 journals in chemistry
  • Please create your account at Web of Knowledge  Go to Sign in -> Register
  • Working with Web of Science  Research topic: Impact of class size on students’ success  Find the latest articles on the topic  Find the top cited articles on the topic  Create an alert to stay updated on this topic
  • Construct your search well  Use “quotation marks” to search for a set phrase (words will be searched together)  Use several synonyms and separate them by OR  Select appropriate field: topic, author, organization, etc.
  • Most recent results
  • Most cited results
  • Create an alert to know what’s being published on this topic
  • Working with Web of Science, contd.  Author: Laurie Leshin, Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, multidisciplinary research in science, most recently working with Curiosity Mars Rover  Find publications by this author if Web of Science  Find Leshin’s h-index  Set citation alert for one of her articles
  • Search by author
  • Getting the name right  Search with last name and initial(s), not the full name  GrotzingerJP vs Grotzinger John  For names not originally in the Roman alphabet: check the spelling!  Yelikov OR Elibekov  Kamzebayeva OR Kamzebaeva  Khalelov OR Halelov  When publishing, try to use the same spelling for all your publications
  • Narrow down the results by author’s initials, country, institution affiliation
  • Now you can look up the author’s h-index!
  • Set up citation alerts  For your articles to know when you get cited  For articles that are important for your research
  • Further workshops to attend  RefWorks. Keep your research materials organized, create reference lists and in-text citations in a matter of seconds, in any style.  Every other Thursday, 4-5 pm  Searching library e-resources. Learn about one search features, get updated on the new databases in your subject area.  Every other Wednesday, 4-5 pm  Managing your research profiles (ORCID, Researcher ID and Google Scholar). Upcoming.
  • Contact us EMAIL: REFERENCE@NU.EDU.KZ ASK-A-LIBRARIAN CHAT OR ATRIUM DESK FACEBOOK.COM/NAZARBAYEV.UNIVERSITY.LIB RARY TWITTER.COM/LIBRARY_NU
  • Question time!