Q3 Upgrades 2006 - ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education

04 October 2006

MIMAS are pleased to announce that we have now received details from Thomson Scientific regarding the Q3 Upgrade for the ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education. An overview, including screenshots, of the planned new features available with the upgrade can viewed at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/documentation/presentations/Q306updates.ppt

Thomson Scientific have advised that the upgrades will be applied over the weekend 11/12 November 2006.

Upgrades will include the following:

Web of Science

  • Full Name Support: Starting September 2006, full author names will be indexed and displayed in the Web of Science. Future releases will include the ability to search full author names.
  • Citation Report: A new tool from Thomson Scientific Statistical summary of search results will be available. This will provide instant analysis of citation statistics, such as total and average citation count and the h-index. Also includes graphical summaries and the ability to save to file.
  • Distinct Author Identification System (DAIS): The Distinct Author Identification System uses citation data to create clusters of articles by a particular author. In this release the DAIS feature will only be available for selected authors.

BIOSIS Archive

Zoological Record Archive

Web Citation Index – product release

  • New scholarly index directs researchers to valuable content from repositories
  • Same look and feel as the Web of Science, including the ability to search and navigate via citations
  • Full text is searchable but the user must links to the original record to view
  • More information: http://scientific.thomson.com/press/2005/8298416/

What else is new?

  • EndNote Web Integration: When viewing a record in ISI Web of Knowledge, you will be able to see if it is already included in your EndNote Web library
  • Additional Open Access Links
  • New format for ResearchSoft alerts: now uses tagged data for easier handling
  • ISBN-13: changes to ISI Proceedings and BIOSIS products to handle the new format of ISBN
  • Refine literature type: added functionality to the Refine tool for Biological Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews
  • Enhancements to Journal Use Reports: Now supports the upload of usage reports in XML format. JUR is now integrated with Scholarly Stats

Additionally Thomson Scientific may issue information directly to Prime contacts at subscribed institutions.

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