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Research students library session February 2018

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Updated slides for session covering Google Scholar, Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports

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Research students library session February 2018

  1. 1. © Middlesex University Library Research Support http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/your-study/library-and-it-support Library and Student Support 2017-18
  2. 2. © Middlesex University Prerequisites • This session assumes you have: • Completed our induction worksheet inc basics of: – Summon and – RefWorks http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/ld.php?content_id=31163965 • Had a 121 with your Subject Liaison Librarian http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/liaisonlibrarians
  3. 3. © Middlesex University Getting ready for the session • Use Firefox or Chrome, not Internet Explorer • Log in to myUniHub and go to My Study > My Library (no need for Athens via this route) • Slides and documents are available at: • http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/research/training or • Researcher Development section of My Learning • Get the Middlesex University app – Free!
  4. 4. © Middlesex University Welcome • What we have • Google Scholar • Citation searching • Finding the best journals • Other resources and services • Library Subject Guides • Summon and RefWorks • Free software • Repositories and BASE • Writing Space and LET • Inter Library Loans
  5. 5. © Middlesex University One thing that really irritates you about the library…
  6. 6. © Middlesex University…one thing that you really like about the library…
  7. 7. © Middlesex University Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seatbelt67/502255276 …and something you wish you’d known when you started at Middlesex.
  8. 8. © Middlesex University Tell us one thing - summary • …that really irritates you about the library • …that you like about the library • …that you wish you’d known when you started • Discuss (5 mins) • Reflections
  9. 9. © Middlesex University myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > MySubject – Library Guides > Research > Training
  10. 10. © Middlesex University
  11. 11. © Middlesex University Other useful Library Guides • Your librarians http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/liaisonlibrarians • Distance learners http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/distancelearners • Inter library loans (Free for researchers) http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/interlibraryloan/interlibraryloans • Lynda.com (self teaching online resources collection) http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/lynda_com
  12. 12. © Middlesex University What next? • Google Scholar • Citation searching • Finding the best journals • Library Subject Guides • Summon and RefWorks • Free software • Repositories and BASE • Writing Space and LET • Inter Library Loans
  13. 13. Google Scholar Presentation title | 13
  14. 14. © Middlesex University Google Scholar – link to Mdx
  15. 15. © Middlesex University Google Scholar - results
  16. 16. © Middlesex University Google Scholar alerts
  17. 17. © Middlesex University Google Scholar - alerts
  18. 18. © Middlesex University Google Scholar – synch with RefWorks
  19. 19. © Middlesex University Google Scholar – synch with RefWorks 2 RefWorks: come to next weeks session!
  20. 20. © Middlesex University Google Scholar – your profile
  21. 21. Citation searching Presentation title | 21
  22. 22. © Middlesex University Accessing Web of Science 1
  23. 23. © Middlesex University Databases > W > Web of Science
  24. 24. © Middlesex University Searching with Web of Science
  25. 25. © Middlesex University Web of Science: Cited Reference Search
  26. 26. © Middlesex University Web of Science results page
  27. 27. © Middlesex University View the impact of a journal When you have found an article, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on ‘Journal Citation Report’.
  28. 28. © Middlesex University Journal Citation Reports video https://youtu.be/0RPsvgfi0RY
  29. 29. © Middlesex University What are Journal Citation Reports (JCR)? • Systematic, objective means to critically evaluate leading journals • Quantitative tools for ranking, evaluating, categorizing and comparing journals • Published using data collected by Web of Science • Two fields: Science (7,200 + titles) and Social Sciences (2,100+ titles) • Most frequently cited journal in a field • Highest impact journal • Data published annually for previous year • JCR distils citation trend data for 10,000+ journals from 25 million+ cited references indexed by WoS every year.
  30. 30. © Middlesex University Creating a Journal Citation Report Click on ‘Journal Citation Reports’ on the home screen.
  31. 31. © Middlesex University Select ‘Journals by Rank’.... ....then click on ‘Select categories’. Scroll through the list and choose the category (subject) you are interested in e.g. Cybernetics. Then click on ‘Submit’. ....select the year required, and either the Science (SCIE) or Social Sciences (SSCI) edition (or both)…..
  32. 32. © Middlesex University Journal list The report shows which journals have had the most impact in a given subject area based on data collected by Web of Science. This example shows influential journals for the subject of ‘Cybernetics’. Some impact statistics are displayed here.
  33. 33. © Middlesex University Impact information about individual journals Click on a journal title. You can now see historic data and additional measures of impact.
  34. 34. © Middlesex University Quick reminder • Library Subject Guides • Summon and RefWorks • Repositories and BASE • Free software • Writing Space and LET • Inter Library Loans
  35. 35. © Middlesex University Other sessions • Using RefWorks to avoid plagiarism • Open Access • Repositories for your work and data
  36. 36. © Middlesex University Any questions?

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