Collaborative Research: Scopus & RefWorks


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Collaborative Research: Scopus & RefWorks

  1. 1. Information Tools for Collaboration: Scopus & RefWorksMarch 12, 201314h00 to 17h00Robin Featherstone, MLISLiaison Librarian, Life Sciences Libraryrobin.featherstone@mcgill.caSlides:
  2. 2. ObjectivesBy the end of the workshop, you will be ableto:1. Find published research using the Scopus database2. Organize and share references using the citation manager RefWorks
  3. 3. Agenda• Scopus – Intro., Demo. & Exercises• BREAK• RefWorks – Intro., Demo. & Exercises• BREAK• Resources• Summary Quiz• Final Exercise
  4. 4. What is Scopus? • “Largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature” Scopus Content as of October Scopus (Total: ~19,500 journals) 2012 Life Sciences Web of Science Health 16% (Total: ~12,000 Sciences journals) 33% Social Sciences 21% Medline Physical Sciences (Total: 5640 30% journals)Scopus vs. Web of Science:
  5. 5. Additional Scopus Features- Document statistics - Metrics: journal - Global institutional- H-index rankings, impact output- Citation statistics statistics - Associated authors - Counts, documents, - Subject area citations concentrations
  6. 6. DemonstrationStart at:
  7. 7. Scopus Exercises1. What is the H-index of Jerry L. Avorn?2. How many references are there for this article? How many times has it been cited?Chan, Isaac S., and Geoffrey S. Ginsburg. "Personalizedmedicine: progress and promise." Annual review of genomicsand human genetics 12 (2011): 217-244.3. Which article on the topic of comparative effectiveness research and medical education has been cited the most?
  8. 8. BREAK – 10 MINS
  9. 9. What is RefWorks?• Reference management software with collaboration tools• Free to McGill faculty, staff and students• Web-based – can access anywhere
  10. 10. Unique Features of RefWorks• RefMobile: Mobile access to your account• RefShare: Share citations with anyone• RefGrab-It: Create citations from websites
  11. 11. RefShare• Create & share a web page of your references
  12. 12. RefGrab-It• Create a reference from a web page
  13. 13. DemonstrationStart at:
  14. 14. RefWorks Exercises1. Export the following from Scopus to RefWorks: a. Silverman, Henry J., et al. "Perceived comfort level of medical students and residents in handling clinical ethics issues." Journal of medical ethics 39.1 (2013): 55-58. a. References from the citation above1. Create a new folder called “Students and Ethics”2. Create a RefShare page for your new folder
  15. 15. BREAK – 10 MINS
  16. 16. Resources• Scopus training videos: pus• Comparison of reference management software: ference_management_software• RefWorks training materials: ontent.asp
  17. 17. Other Library Workshops• MyResearch (module 4 covers analytic tools in Scopus): assistance/workshops/view- workshop/myresearch• RefWorks: and-tours/view-by-workshop/56
  18. 18. Summary Quiz
  19. 19. Final Exercise: Putting it All Together• Using Scopus and RefWorks, create an electronic reading list for a course on knowledge translation and medical education• Send a link to your reading list to: robin.featherstone@mcgill.caBonus points: include a website in yourreferences