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Web of Science

  1. 1. Introduction to Web of Science Laura Wright Interlibrary Loan & Reference Librarian Fall 2007
  2. 2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Students will be familiar with the library webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to… </li></ul><ul><li>1. use Database Finder </li></ul><ul><li>2. search ISI Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>3. locate journals articles </li></ul>
  3. 3. http://library.uncfsu.edu/
  4. 4. Off-Campus Access <ul><li>Your Library PIN Number gives you: </li></ul><ul><li>Off-Campus Access to databases </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Electronic Reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Access to My Library Record where you can view what you have checked out, due dates, renew books online, and monitor holds </li></ul>
  5. 5. Create a PIN <ul><li>Library homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Click on: Off Campus Access </li></ul><ul><li>Click on: Create a Pin </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in required fields </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First or last name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University ID is your Banner Number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a PIN at least four letters and/or numbers long. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After you click “submit”, the next screen will prompt you to enter the PIN twice more, click “submit” and you will be in your My Library Record. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you receive an “Invalid PIN” message, you already have a PIN number. Contact the Circulation Department at 672-1231, to delete it out and create a new PIN </li></ul>
  6. 6. Use Database Finder to select a Database. Search databases to find articles. <ul><li>A library database is an electronic resource, accessed via the web, which provides access to published information held in libraries and archives. </li></ul><ul><li>Why use a Database? </li></ul><ul><li>the Web holds a mere fraction of the world’s published data </li></ul><ul><li>find scholarly materials not available on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Save time! A database provides high quality information specific to your subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Many databases include full-text material that you can access immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Databases that index journals, magazines, and newspapers are NOT FREELY AVAILABLE on the Web. The library subscribes (pays for access) to them so that you can access them at no charge. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Characteristics of Scholarly Publications <ul><li>Report on primary research </li></ul><ul><li>Written by researchers, scholars, and practitioners who are considered experts in their field </li></ul><ul><li>Written for other researchers and scholars to read; the language used is often technical and may be difficult for an new researcher to understand </li></ul><ul><li>Use discipline specific terms and language </li></ul><ul><li>Includes in-text citations and bibliography of cited sources </li></ul><ul><li>Includes technical graphs, charts, and diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed, blind peer-reviewed, or referred journals put articles through a rigorous review process before they are accepted and published </li></ul><ul><li>Published by a professional organization or society, university, research center, or scholarly press </li></ul><ul><li>These terms all refer to scholarly publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refereed journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed articles </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Time to dive in!
  9. 9. Please introduce yourself and tell us your topic.
  10. 10. Database Finder
  11. 11. Databases are listed alphabetically. Use the Browse the Subject List of Databases to generate a list of subject related databases.
  12. 12. ISI Web of Science
  13. 13. Click on Web of Science to get into the database.
  14. 14. Quick Search: enter keywords & click Search Check the appropriate database(s) Quick Search is the default search page. Click on General Search to go to the General Search page and see more search options.
  15. 15. General Search <ul><li>The General Search page enables you to search for information in record fields such as Author and Source Title. Every search is added to the Search History table. To perform a general search: </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Change Settings button if you want to select a different database or timespan to search. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter search terms in at least one field: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To restrict your search, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select one or more languages and/or document types. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Search . </li></ul><ul><li>You can enter up to 250 characters in each field box, including search terms and operators. </li></ul>
  16. 16. RNA Boolean Operators use OR to expand your search: DNA OR RNA use AND to narrow your search: Chemistry AND DNA DNA combine AND and OR : Chemistry and (DNA or RNA) Chemistry DNA Chem DNA RNA
  17. 17. General Search Screen
  18. 18. Select database(s) to search Enter keyword(s) Select document type (article) General Search for an Article. Enter search term(s) in the Topic search box. Remember your Booleans (AND, OR)! Select documet type (Article) in the “Restrict search by languages and document types” drop-box. Click search.
  19. 19. Select database(s) to search Enter keyword(s) Select document type (review) General Search for a Review Article Enter search term(s) in the Topic search box. Remember your Booleans (AND, OR)! Select documet type (Review) in the “Restrict search by languages and document types” drop-box. Click search.
  20. 20. Review Articles <ul><li>A review article “reviews” the research being done on a particular topic. It is a good starting point to learn about the research being done on a particular topic. </li></ul><ul><li>From a review article you can learn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1) what research has been done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) who is doing research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3) current debates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4) what are the gaps in the research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5) what further research needs to be done, what direction is the research heading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6) key references and articles </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Search Results-Summary for “nano-liquid-chromatography” limited to “Review.” How many results were found? Are any of these articles full-text? Click on the title to open the item record.
  22. 22. Full Record Read the Abstract to learn more about the article. See Keywords describing the article. How many articles does this article cite? How many articles cite this article?
  23. 23. Citation Searching <ul><li>Web of Science tracks citations and allows searchers to easily perform citation searches </li></ul><ul><li>What does this mean? When you find a relevant article you can search for articles it cited, articles that cite it, and articles that share citations with it. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Click on the Cited References link to see the “parents” of this article.
  25. 25. Navigate using the buttons in the database. Search Results will take you back to the results page. Click on the article title to get back into the item record.
  26. 26. Click on the Times Cited link to see the “children” of this article.
  27. 28. Click on the Find Related Articles link to see the “cousins” of this article. The more citations an article shares with the original article the more closely related they are in topic (presumably).
  28. 30. Search Results-Summary page None of these articles is full-text in Web of Science. Click on Links to open a search window for Journal Finder. Search Journal Finder to see if the library has the full-text article through another database, or in print.
  29. 31. Whew! This is hard work! Keep track of your hard work and citations. Check the article(s) that interest you and click on Add to Marked List.
  30. 32. Articles added to the Marked List have a red check mark. Do NOT use the back button, you will un-mark records if you back up. Instead, use the navigational buttons within the database. Do you see the number of articles marked?
  31. 33. Let’s add some more records to our Marked Record List. I selected three articles that cite the original article.
  32. 34. There are 4 articles marked. Click on Marked List button, or “4 records marked” hyperlink to get into your marked list.
  33. 35. There are several output options for your Marked List of citations. Format For Print Save to File Email (Scroll down to see the records in your list.)
  34. 36. Articles in the list.
  35. 37. Format For Print Click on Format for Print to a get a printer-friendly list of articles marked.
  36. 38. Save to File Click on Save to File to open this page. Click on the Save button to open the File Download, and save.
  37. 39. Email records to: yourself
  38. 40. Search History Click on the Search History button to view previous searches and their results.
  39. 41. Search History Click on the result number hyper-link to view the results for a previous search.
  40. 42. What do I do with these citations? Retrieve the articles. Search Journal Finder to see if the Library has the journal online or in print.
  41. 43. This journal is available online and in print. Click on the icon to see the actual holdings (years and volumes) in the library.
  42. 44. Online holdings
  43. 45. Print Holdings <ul><li>Current periodicals are alphabetic by title on the 1st floor and include the last 2 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Bound Journals are alphabetic by title. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A-B on 1st floor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C-Z on 2nd floor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Microfiche are in a cabinet, 1st floor, behind elevator. </li></ul><ul><li>Microfilm are at the end of the periodicals on the 1st floor. </li></ul><ul><li>There are readers, with free printouts for both microfiche and microfilm. </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopiers are in the lobby, copies are $0.08/page, you will need money on your Bronco card or copy card. There is a machine for deposits in the library’s student lounge. </li></ul>
  44. 46. Please share one thing you have learnedtoday.