New & updated resources – Essential Science Indicators & Journal Citation Reports

trlogo2SGUL have access to a new resource from Thomson Reuters –  Essential Science Indicators (ESI) which provides information on highly cited research. Further, Thomson Reuters have also released an update to Journal Citation Reports (JCR). More detail for each resource is given below. Please note that at present, both these resources are only available whilst onsite.  The previous version of Journal Citation Reports will be available until 2016 and can be accessed both on and offsite.

Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
ESI is a management reporting tool to view citation metrics for individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in a field of study—as well as emerging research areas. For example, it can provide information for the following:

  • What are the most cited papers in immunology?
  • Who are the most highly cited authors in the field of molecular biology?

More information:
Essential Science Indicators (ESI on InCites): suite of 8 short videos (YouTube)

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
JCR tool summarizes citations from science and social science journals and proceedings in the Web of Science database to provide various citation reports and metrics by journal title or category (ie subject) including:

  • Total Cites
  • Impact Factor – 2 & 5 year

Please note that Thomson Reuters advise to use Journal Citations Reports wisely, and that you should not depend solely on citation data for journal evaluation.

More information:
Journal Citation Reports (JCR on InCites): suite of 5 short videos (YouTube)

All of these resources can be accessed via the Library website > Resources > Databases > A-Z list


Information Skills Training Sessions

This year we are offering a revised set of information skills training sessions to help support SGUL staff and students.

Come along to one of our free sessions to brush up on your information finding or evaluating skills, or book onto one of our new sessions to find out more about how to use:

Citation metrics to your advantage
Social media to raise your research profile

Selected dates are below, please see our information skills workshop page for full information.

Please contact to book

Searching databases using Ebscohost
Thursday 15th Jan 12-1pm
Thursday 12th Feb 12-1pm

Searching databases using OvidSP
Tuesday 9th Feb 12-1pm

Monday 26th January 12-1pm
Thursday 19th February 12-1pm
Tuesday 3rd March 12-1pm

Introduction to Critical Appraisal
Thursday 22nd January 3.30-5pm
Wednesday 18th March 10.30-12pm

Keeping Up to Date
Wednesday 11th February 3.30-5pm
Wednesday 25th March 3-4.30pm

Citation Metrics – an overview
Thursday 22nd January 12-1pm

Social Media for Researchers
Monday 2nd February 12-1pm
Please note date/time change to Wed 25th February 11.30 – 12.30 pm