Next Generation of Web of Science Training - Free courses around the UK.

Date of news item: 18 December 2013

Thomson Reuters are excited to introduce several key enhancements to the Web of Science that will help their users transform the way they search for and assess the quality of research content.

*Easier Research Discovery* - Web of Science and Google Scholar are forging a unique collaboration to make the Web of Science instantly discoverable and bringing the power of our citation connections to the open web.

*More Comprehensive Citation Content* - Users will benefit from access to more regional content with the addition of SciELO to Web of Science with more regional indexes planned for 2014.

*A Better Research Tool* - the Web of Science interface has been redesigned to provide users with a more intuitive and easier search experience - while maintaining the advanced search capabilities our seasoned researchers and power users expect. With the needs of the researcher in mind, our January release will provide a simpler search and discovery environment all branded under the banner of the *Web of Science*.

To support this enhancement process Mimas, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters are providing a series of *free* training sessions at UK academic institutions hosted around the UK. The course is aimed at library and research support staff.

Course materials and format.
This course will combine a mixture of demonstrations and structured hands-on practical sessions, in addition there will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback regarding the new features and interface.
  • 10 Feb-14 Monday, The University of Manchester 13:00-16:00PM
  • 12-Feb-14 Wednesday, King's College London 14:00-17:00PM **Limited availability - KCL places only**
  • 13-Feb-14 Thursday, Glasgow University 13:00-16:00PM
  • 17-Feb-14 Monday, University of Bath 13:00-16:00PM **New Course Added**
  • 20-Feb-14 Thursday, Queen's University Belfast 13:00-16:00PM **New Course Added**
  • 21-Feb-14 Friday, The University of Manchester 13:00-16:00PM

Places can be booked online directly using the WoK booking page at:
or alternatively email the helpdesk at:

Please remember to include the following details:

  • Full name.
  • Institution.
  • Email address.
  • Telephone number.

Further courses are being arranged, if your institution is interested in hosting a session please contact the Mimas Web of Knowledge helpdesk at: