Web of Science down for maintenance Sun 31 May 1-4pm

wrench_03Maintenance Sunday 31st May 2015 – Web of Science, Incites, ResearcherID and Endnote Online

Thomson Reuters have advised of the following maintenance:
Sunday 31 May 2015  1-4pm

Please be advised that they expect minimal interruption to the service for users who are logged into Web of Science(tm) , InCites(tm), ResearcherID, or EndNote(r) Online. Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience due as a result.

Possible disruptions to Web of Science access Sunday 19 Oct 2pm – Monday 20 Oct 2am

The Web of Science version 5.15 upgrade is being released on Sunday, October 19.

The Upgrade/Maintenance will be managed between

Sunday 19 Oct 2pm GMT – Monday 19 Oct 2am GMT.

There is no disruption to access expected however there may be intermittent issues during the maintenance period. Thomson Reuters apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

There are no upgrades to EndNote (Online) or Researcher ID at this time and access to these resources is not affected, links from these products to Web of Science records may be subject to a slight disruption.

Release Notes.
Release notes for WoS 5.15 can be found at: http://wokinfo.com/news/new/

View/download directly at: http://wokinfo.com/media/pdf/wos_515_releasenote.pdf

Web of Science Training
Webinars/Live training at: http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/

Web of Knowledge maintenance on Sunday 9th October

Please be advised that Thomson Reuters will be performing maintenance to the Web of Knowledge, EndNote Web and Researcher ID this coming Sunday, 9 October 2011, commencing at 14:00 BST (13:00 GMT).  Maintenance is expected to last approximately 12 hours.  During this time, there will be disruption of service and access to these products including WoK Personalisation.

Web of Knowledge – new interface

On 17th July Web of Knowledge will be upgrading to version 5.

Web of Knowledge is the platform used to search the Web of Science Citation Indexes, which can be used to find citing articles, as well as view links between articles using citation mapping and citation reports.

The interface layout is the same.  Changes focus on numerous functional enhancements to search, display, citation metrics, results management and analysis.

Find out more


Database Discovery: Citation Indexes (Web of Science)

What is it and how can it help me?

Produced by Thomson Reuters, Web of Science is made up of four citation indexes covering Science, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities and Conference proceedings.  As well as being able to search for articles using a range of criteria, eg author, article title, topic, Citation Indexes are also able to create Citation Reports for authors, providing data such as the h-index, citations per year and publications per year.  Citation Maps provide a visual representation of connections between articles, and the Analyze Results tools is an easy way of looking for trends and patterns in your results.

Further, the Cited Reference Search allows you to find articles that cite a particular article or author.  You can set up emails alerts to inform you when a paper or author is cited.

What is the coverage?

There are four Citation Databases:

–         Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present) – around 8,200 journal titles

–         Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present) – around 2,800 titles

–         Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present) – around 1,500 titles

–         Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present)

How do I access it?

There are various possible routes to access…

– For on-site access click here.

– Login to MyAthens; from the Resources tab, select Web of Knowledge, and then click on the “Web of Science” tab.

– From the A-Z list of databases on the Library website, click on C for Citation.

NHS staff can only access this service on-site, on a Library PC.

How can I get more help?

The Library website provides a number of guides and helpsheets including “Cited Reference Searching using Citation Indexes”, which covers the basics of looking up an article to find citing sources.

To learn more about the full functionally of the citation indexes, take a look at the training section of the Thomson Reuters website to view a tutorial on Web of Science.

You can also contact the Library by email library@sgul.ac.uk.  Or contact you Liaison Librarian directly.