Q3 Upgrade Sunday 19th October – ISI Web of Knowledge

Date of news item: 15 October 2008

Please be advised that the Q3 Upgrade is expected to take place on Sunday 19 October. Please note – now confirmed. The upgrade will start at 8:00 EDT ( 13:00 British Summer Time). There will be disruptions to ISI Web of Knowledge, Personaliation, and EndNote Web throughout the day, Researcher ID will also be updated at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience that may be due as a result.

What's new in the Q3 Upgrade:

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes now in Web of Science.
    Two editions – Science and Social Science & Humanities. (Further expanded details below.)
  • In the Web of Science:
    Linking of author names and address information – (back dated to January 2008).
    Citation Map – limit by date range; enhanced title display.
    Support for linking to a specific database in Web of Science (may be dependant on site specific settings.)
    Links to NCBI resources.

Additional New features

  • Enhancements to the WebPlus search:
    – Addition of 716 institutional repositories and a 'Repository' tab.
    –Social Search, personalise and share web results with comments, bookmarks and tags.
  • Enhancements to ResearcherID include additional searchable fields, sorting capabilities and other enhancements.
  • EndNote Web: Links toolbar is a new toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox 3 - It enables the user to capture data directly from other online databases making it easier to use and capturing links to original sources. (Please note this will now be available in a couple of weeks following the Q3 upgrade).
  • Now supports BibTeX export from Inspec.

For a preview of these changes and additions please see the Thomson Reuters presentation at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/documentation/presentations/Q308updates.ppt

Further detailed information about the change to ISI proceedings.

  • 19 October 2008, content of the existing ISI Proceedings database will become available as two optional files within Web of Science. ISI Proceedings will cease.
    – Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S) 1990-present.
    – Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH) 1990-present. (Requires an additional subscription to the JISC Web of Science agreement).
  • Author Cited References are included from 1999 for both CPCI files.
  • A new Web of Science search field is introduced -'Conference', enabling a search for proceedings papers using Conference title words, location, date sponsor, etc.
  • A new option - 'Conference Titles' will be available within both Refine Results and Analyze Results features.
  • A new Document Type will appear within Web of Science - 'Proceedings Paper' and this will be applied retroactively to all records originating as conference proceedings.

For subscribers to the CPCI, the inclusion of this information does mean that cited references from proceedings literature will be unified with cited references from journal literature - this adds to Times Cited counts for many papers. Regardless of a CPCI subscription, for all cited articles all Web of Science users will see the combined Citing Articles count within the Cited Reference Index. CPCI non-subscribers will not retrieve all Citing Articles, only those from the Web of Science journal citation indexes within their subscription file depth of course.

For a preview of this change in the Way ISI Proceedings will be made available, please see the Thomson Reuters presentation at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/documentation/presentations/newproceed102008.ppt

If you require any further information or assistance please contact the Web of Knowledge helpdesk at: wok@mimas.ac.uk