Q2 Upgrades 2006 - ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education

13 July 2006

MIMAS are pleased to announce that Thomson Scientific will apply the following 'Q2 Upgrades 2006' on Sunday 16th July 2006, between 3.00pm - 5.00 pm - usual upgrade maintenance time.

No disruption to the service is expected however users *PLEASE NOTE* that you may lose access to any search histories that may not have been saved on the server at this time.

Upgrades will include the following:

Revised Search Syntax- In Web of Knowledge (WoK) CrossSearch and applications.

The implied search operator will be changed from ADJ (adjacency) to AND in WoK CrossSearch and applications. In Title or Topic fields apply AND between user entered terms unless surrounded by quotes. This change supports contemporary (simplified) searching, in line with current search trends.

NOTE: All saved searches will work as originally entered. If additional sets are added to the saved search, the additional sets will use the new format. The same also applies to alerts. All new saved searches/alerts will take on the new format.

Author Finder - for Web of Science (WoS) and Current Contents Connect (CCC)

You will be able to distinguish between authors of similar names, helping you to find the author you are looking for faster.
Author Finder is a quick process that helps you find papers published by a specific author. Enter a last name and first initial, then match the list of results with subject category and institution if known.

RSS Feeds - Users can choose to receive search, citation and toc (CCC only) alerts via RSS Feeds.

Offers users flexibility in how they receive alerts. Librarians can feed their newsletter or other web information tools with alerts.

Expanded WoK Remote Searching - EndNote (Desktop) search will be enabled in all WoK searchable database applications.

*Please Note* Thomson Scientific have advised (14/07/06) that the Expanded WoK Remote Searching upgrade will not now take place at this time.

Derwent Innovations Index (DII) - New Version 5.0

The enhancement to DII new version 5, will give DII the same look and feel as WoS with those additional options eg. Analysis Tool.

Thomson Scientific may issue information directly to Prime contacts at subscribed institutions. There will also be messages displayed within the application software once the upgrades have been enabled and relevant links to training materials.

The MIMAS helpdesk are happy to help with any questions regarding the upgrades, and please continue to forward any suggestions that you may have for future upgrades, or comment on any aspect of the service to the helpdesk at wok@mimas.ac.uk. or by using the feedback form at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/feedback