Regional Training Sessions - ISI WoK Service for UK Education (a chance to win an iPod Shuffle).

Date of news item: 4 March 2009

The ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education now features quarterly upgrades with a number of significant enhancements implemented at each upgrade. The most recent upgrade included a number of major enhancements to the Web of Knowledge, Web of Science and JCR (further details at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/news/2009/20090123.html). In order to support this Mimas, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters, are offering a series of free training sessions for library and support staff. *All class attendees will be entered into a free draw for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle at each course.*

Course Schedule.

  • Monday 6 April 2009 1pm 4pm. The University of Manchester.
  • Tuesday 7 April 2009 1pm 4pm. University of Oxford.
  • Wednesday 8 April 2009 10am 1pm. Cardiff University (note Morning session).
  • Thursday 9 April 2009 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Kings College London.
  • Wednesday 15 April 2009 10am 1pm. Glasgow University (note Morning session).
  • Friday 17 April 2009. 1pm 4pm. The University of Manchester.
  • Monday 20 April 2009. 10am 1pm. University of Ulster (note Morning session) *new date*.

Programme.

  • How do I search for conferences? Conference Proceeding Indexes are now available in the Web of Science. Examine how to search for conference information and refine your results by conference titles.
  • Author or Editor? Learn how you can now distinguish between both with a new search field added to the Web of Science: Editor.
  • Improved Citation mapping capabilities in the Web of Science. Discover how to personalize your view of citation relationships with enhanced citation mapping capabilities. Retain your preferred colours settings after redrawing your map and select default colours for nodes.
  • Funding Agencies, Grant Number and Funding acknowledgments now appear in Web of Science records. Learn how to search grant activity and funding acknowledgements in Web of Science and see where funding money is going; what research has been developed from a specific grant; and who is funding research at your institution.
  • Discover how to keep on track with your search strategy. Refine, Analyse and Search within Results steps are now saved in your search history.
  • Examine new metrics added to JCR: 5 year Impact Factor, Rank in Category feature, Box Plot graphs, Eigen Factor Score and Article Influence Score.
  • Additional information fields added to ResearcherID. Discover how to add joint and previous affiliations.

Who is this course for?

These courses are for library and support staff. As this is not an introductory course previous experience of the databases is advised.

Course materials and format.

The workshops will combine a mixture of presentations and structured hands-on practical sessions; in addition there will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback.

When and where

For full details of venues and dates available please go the Mimas Course Calendar. Places can be booked online directly using the Mimas booking page or alternatively email the helpdesk at: wok@mimas.ac.uk Please remember to include the following details:

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

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