'Train the Trainer' free regional courses – ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education

04 April 2005

Please find below details for 'Train the Trainer' free regional courses for the ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education.

The new and enhanced version of Web of Knowledge will be available to the UK Higher, Further Education and Academic Research community from April 2005 upon renewal of their subscription. Dual access to both the current and new versions of Web of Knowledge will run from April 2005 through to September 2005 when the current version of Web of Knowledge will be switched off and replaced with the new version. The JISC and Thomson Scientific have announced details of the renewal of the ISI Web of Science Agreement for UK Higher and Further Education. Full details of the agreement can be found online on the JISC website.

Course Schedule

  • 26/04/2005 Manchester Computing, The University of Manchester
  • 28/04/2005 University of Oxford
  • 10/05/2005 Nottingham Trent University
  • 17/05/2005 Manchester Computing, The University of Manchester
  • 26/05/2005 Queen's University, Belfast
  • 01/06/2005 University of Westminster
  • 02/06/2005 University of Westminster
  • 14/06/2005 The University of Sheffield
  • 21/06/2005 University College London
  • 28/06/2005 Cardiff University
  • 05/07/2005 The University of Edinburgh
  • 07/07/2005 The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • 21/07/2005 Coventry University

Please note that if your Institution has access to training facilities and you would like to host one of these workshops please contact the helpdesk at wok@mimas.ac.uk. Institutions who host these events are able to reserve places for library and support staff working at the University.


These workshops will:

  • highlight the key differences between the current versions of Web of Knowledge and Web of Science and the new and enhanced versions of WoK and WoS
  • provide the opportunity to explore the new features which are available with the new version of WoK and WoS
  • give an overview of the renewal progress and product update
  • include an optional session looking at additional products, e.g. Journal Citation Reports and Current Contents Connect

Who is this course for?

These courses are for library and support staff. Previous experience of the current versions Web of Knowledge and Web of Science would be advisable.

Course materials and format

The workshops will combine a mixture of presentations and hands-on practical sessions; in addition there will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions about the new and enhanced versions. Each session will be supported by a Web of Knowledge workbook including worked examples. New training presentations and user guides will be made available from the MIMAS web page for downloading and customising for local needs.

When and where

For full details of venues and dates available please go the MIMAS site. Places can be booked online on the MIMAS booking form or alternatively email the helpdesk at wok@mimas.ac.uk remembering to include the following details:

  • Full name
  • Institution
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Course date and Venue

If you have any questions or require information/support for either the present service or when accessing the new versions please email the helpdesk.