Thursday, January 21, 2010

Web of Science Training

A Thomson Scientific trainer, Tracy Matthews, will be visiting MTSU on Friday, February 5 to conduct two training sessions on the library databases Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science includes the Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Science Citation Index.

Science Citation Index Expanded tracks 6,650 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals across 150 disciplines. Social Science Citation Index tracks 2,200 journals in the social sciences. The indexes also allow you to search the times cited for each article and search articles that have cited references in common. It’s a very powerful tool. Come learn how to use it to your advantage.

Tracy Matthews will also demonstrate Journal Citation Reports (JCR). JCR measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. With JCR authors and editors can identify the most appropriate, influential journals in which to publish and researchers can discover where to find the current reading list in their respective fields.

There will be a morning session from 9-11 a.m. in the Library in room 264a. The afternoon session will be in BAS S137E from 1-3 p.m. BAS S137E is inside the BAS Computer Lab. Faculty and students are welcome. Please RSVP to Gwen Williams at Seats are limited, so please reserve your seat early if you plan to attend one of the sessions. Tracy has visited the library previously and she is a very engaging trainer. We hope to see you there.

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