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  • Query Entered: “Swine flu” or Influenza in Title Years: 1960- present Search results in WOS: 26, 862 Results in Scopus: 33,667
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  • 1,108 from The journal Voprosy Virusologii  (Russia) NOT covered in WOS
  • Web of Science & Scopus

    1. 1. WOS – Scopus Comparison Presented by: Gali Halevi Title: ADM Date: 07-08-2009
    2. 2. Differences in Search Options Options include database selection 3 levels of query construction
    3. 3. Differences in Search Options Cited Reference Search Indexes available for Author and Work. No Affiliation index Advanced Search Form
    4. 4. Differences in Search Options Scopus has more search options
    5. 5. Search Results Display 26,862 results 8 Collapsible Refinement Facets 33,667 Results Scopus doesn’t have country facet
    6. 6. Result Refinement Options Output is available through the “Analyze Results” feature Refinement can be done one facet at a time Refinement can be done through multiple facets at a time.
    7. 7. Facet View [Countries] - WOS
    8. 8. Facet View [Subject Area] More specific subject areas, long tail
    9. 9. Source Title * More articles covered in “Vaccine” journal * Slight differences in Journal of Virology and Virology due to coverage before 1996 on WOS Scopus covers international titles (1,108 from The journal Voprosy Virusologii  (Russia) NOT covered in WOS
    10. 10. Language Scopus covers more languages
    11. 11. Indexes In Scopus there are Author, Affiliation and Journal
    12. 12. Indexes Search View
    13. 13. Index Results Screen Robust analysis Affiliation Clustering Ability to search only by “group”, no clustering or analysis
    14. 14. Journal Citations Reports- WOS Step 1: Journal searching / Selection Step 2: Each title links to a Full journal report
    15. 15. Journal Citations Reports- WOS
    16. 16. Journal Citations Reports- WOS
    17. 17. Journal Citations Reports 1- WOS
    18. 18. Journal Citations Reports 2- WOS
    19. 19. Journal Citations – Scopus Robust Overview options Citation tracking Ability to combine data
    20. 20. Impact Factor Analysis
    21. 21. Related Journals in the Journal Citations Reports- WOS
    22. 22. Citations Analysis - WOS Citation mapping is available per record ** Visual Maps could not be captured Scopus enables citation analysis For grouped results
    23. 23. Analysis Options
    24. 24. Record Level More analysis options available per record
    25. 25. Profiling – Highly Cited Feature Author “profiling”
    26. 26. Researcher Profile
    27. 27. Profiling: Research _ ID Tool
    28. 28. Profiling on Scopus <ul><li>Scopus offers robust author tracking and </li></ul><ul><li>ability to match authors names </li></ul><ul><li>Scopus has more profile options: </li></ul><ul><li>Citation analysis from profile page </li></ul><ul><li>References analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Web search results </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Access to documents and citations from </li></ul><ul><li>author profile </li></ul>
    29. 29. Output Options Scopus offers more output options in various formats
    30. 30. Search History Same functions of search history
    31. 31. Additional Resources (Free on WOS) Scientific Web Plus: Equivalent to Scirus Http:// scientific .thomson webplus .com Science Watch: Latest research topics in Science and Technology http://sciencewatch.com Biology Browser: www. biologybrowser .org Index of Organism Names: http://www.organismnames.com/