Web of Science Documentation

Training materials for download

A variety of printable training materials (e.g. factsheets) are available for download from the Clarivate Analytics website at: http://discover.clarivate.com/WOSG_Librarian_Toolkit#benefits, these are listed under the 'Digital Factsheets' header (scroll down the web page). Please be aware that there may be slight differences/references not available/applicable to the WoS UK service that we support.

Quick Reference Guides are also available:

Links to additional database quick reference guides can be found at: https://clarivate.com/webofsciencegroup/support/home/. Select the product name to view available guides.

The Clarivate Analytics training portal can be found at:http://clarivate.libguides.com/home. This includes links to resource specific lib guides, quick reference cards, online recorded tutorials and librarian toolkits.

Presentations

WoSEC (Web of Science Enhancement Committee) Presentations - Februrary 2020
PDF - Web of Science Enhancements
PDF - EndNote Enhancements
PDF - Kopernio: Progress and Future Plans
PDF - InCites Platform: Upcoming Enhancements
PDF - Web of Science Group and the REF: Update

Web of Science Training: Delivering World Class Content with Researcher Centric Tools - November/December 2019
PPTX Web of Science Training - November/December 2019 presentation.

Web of Science Update Workshops: Delivering World Class Content with Researcher Centric Tools - June 2019
PDF Web of Science Update Workshops - June 2019 presentation.

WoSEC (Web of Science Enhancement Committee) Presentations - January 2019
PDF - Web of Science
PDF - EndNote
PDF - Research Analytics
PDF - Publons

Previous presentations and training course materials are archived at:
https://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/documentation/doc_archive/


Recorded Webinars / Recorded training sessions.

The current schedule can be found on the: Clarivate Analytics training calendar.


Previous webinar recordings.
Date Held Webinar Title Description Recording + Presentation
Tuesday 30 June 2020
(45 mins)
Open Session: How do I do this in Web of Science? Do you have questions about our solutions (Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, InCites, Publons, Kopernio, etc.)? We’ll cover everything you want to know in this special Q&A session. Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Monday 29 June 2020
(1 hour)
Make confident decisions with publisher-neutral intelligence (new version JCR 2020) The 2020 Journal Citation Reports are coming out this month (JCR 2019 data)! Learn how to analyse journal performance with and beyond Journal Impact Factors. Quickly identify which journals in the sciences and social sciences are cited most often by scholars in over 200 disciplines. Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Tuesday 23 June 2020
(45 mins)
Find the best-fit journal for your manuscript Need to know which journals are the most influential in your field? In this webinar you will learn how to quickly and accurately determine a journal’s citation impact, audience, and open access availability to help you decide where to submit. The session will cover:
  • What to look for in a journal and why
  • How to use Manuscript Matcher in the Master Journal List™ to find the journals that are the ‘best-fit’ for your manuscript
  • How to use Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR) to get unique insight into a journal's activities and influence
  • How Web of Science can provide an insight into your topic's key journals
Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link Q&A Link
Thursday 11 June 2020
(1 hour)
Develop your research strategy with InCites Benchmarking & Analytics and Journal Citation Reports Watch the recording to learn how to:
  • Make confident decisions about where to submit your manuscript with the world’s most influential and trusted resource for evaluating peer-reviewed journals
  • Deep dive into Impact Factor
  • Understand the key metrics for journal evaluation beyond impact factor
  • Learn the basics about the data and navigation of InCites
  • Benchmark your institution’s research output against peers worldwide
  • Identify collaborators and assess your faculty with field weighted citation metrics
  • Identify emerging science trends as well as influential individuals, institutions, papers, journals, and countries across 22 categories of research
Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Tuesday 9 June 2020
(1 hour)
Research smarter with Web of Science and EndNote - essential tips for every researcher As a researcher, you need to find the right papers, journals, and researchers. In this webinar, we show you the smartest way to uncover these essential research artifacts for any research field using the unique power of the Web of Science citation network and platform. We also offer guidance, tips and answer your questions relating to EndNote. Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Thursday 28 May 2020
(45 mins)
Are people looking at your research publication in Web of Science Don’t let your research be mistaken for someone else’s. Discover how to find, track and claim your publications in Web of Science with the new Author Search (Beta) and Author Records features. Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Thursday 21 May 2020
(60 mins)
Publons: Qualified Journals and Criteria - The Importance of Peer Review Gain insights into peer review practices worldwide, including what distinguishes the world’s best (and the world’s worst) journals. This webinar looks at the importance of a robust peer review process for high quality, international journals. It explores some of the identifying characteristics of such journals, whilst also providing insights into peer review practices worldwide using a series of reports from Publons, the world’s largest peer review platform. The issue of predatory journals – including how to identify them – will also be addressed. Recording Link
Presentation PPTX Link
Wednesday 20 May 2020
(60 mins)
Hunt down the right research Get advanced tricks on how to supercharge every Web of Science search to make sure you uncover the right research. We’ll cover: how to use search operators, how to perform an Advanced Search; and everything about the Super Record! Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Wednesday 20 May 2020
(45 mins)
Tips to save hundreds of hours writing research papers (using EndNote) How long have you spent manually collecting and formatting the cited references in a paper, report or thesis? If you answered more than a few minutes, then this webinar could change your life. Get organized, save time, and fly through your next paper. We will cover how to use the reference management software, EndNote, to:
  • Easily collect and save large libraries of references that travel with you and can be accessed remotely
  • Add citations and complete your bibliography while you write without the need to use disparate systems
  • Choose from hundreds stylistic formats, which can be converted to match the requirements of any new journal you submit to
  • Customise the user interface to best
Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link Q&A Document
Wednesday 29 April 2020
(45 mins)
Essential tips every researcher should follow to really understand a research field If you want to really understand a research field you need to find the right papers, journals, and researchers. We’ll show you the smartest way to uncover these essential research artefacts for any research field using the unique power of the Web of Science citation network and platform. Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Thursday 23 April 2020
(60 mins)
What’s new in Journal Citation Reports and InCites Benchmarking & Analytics? The new Journal Citation Reports now offers a systematic, objective means to evaluate the world's leading journals by bringing you new JCR data, All Years tab in Profile Page and more. Additionally, check out the new features available in InCites Benchmarking and Analytics: Publisher Unification, Organization Report, Category Schemas (Poland and Latvia) and UI enhancements. Webinar recording unavailable, please see:Alternative Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Wednesday 22 April 2020
(45 mins)
Access research papers in one click with the Kopernio plugin, and go further to analyse journal usage patterns. Save time accessing full-text PDFs with the free Kopernio browser plugin. Find out all about Kopernio and the new features: how to go Premium with Kopernio, easy activation of Kopernio on Web of Science. Discover the benefits of the beta Kopernio Institutional Dashboard for librarians, and much more! Streaming Recording Link
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Wednesday 15 April 2020
(45 mins)
Discover the data unification in Web of Science. During this session, see how the unification of institution names helps aggregate complex naming variations and sub-organizations in Web of Science. Moreover, discover the other Web of Science data unification features around author names, funding agencies, organisations and more. Streaming Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Friday 27 March 2020
(60 mins)
Identify top-performing research with Essential Science Indicators (ESI) (in English). Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is an analytical tool that helps you identify top-performing research in Web of Science Core Collection. Find out how Essential Science Indicators delivers in-depth coverage to analyse and benchmark research performance, identify significant trends, rank top performers, and evaluate potential employees and collaborators. In addition, learn more about the Research Fronts, a unique co-citation analysis tool. Streaming Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Thursday 26 March 2020
(45 mins)
Get the insights you need on the Coronaviruses (in English). Can the history of coronaviruses be traced through citation navigation? How can I identify the best search on this subject? Which journals should I read and where should I publish? How can I organise my results and identify the right funders? Through this webinar we highlight some of the tools available for researchers to discover and fully understand a research topic. Streaming Recording Link
Presentation PDF Link
Thursday 19 March 2020
(60 mins)
Explore the integration of Web of Science Core Collection and Derwent Innovations Index (in English) During this session, our specialists will show you how Derwent Innovations Index (DII) facilitates rapid and precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches on different types of engineering inventions. Moreover, discover the integration between Web of Science Core Collection and Derwent Innovations Index - a new research experience combining papers and patents together. Streaming Recording Link
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Thursday 20 February 2020
(45 mins)
Top tips on saving and exporting your findings in Web of Science. Discover the various tools that will help you save your searches results and export data outside the Web of Science in various formats. Streaming Recording Link
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Wednesday 19 February 2020
(60 mins)
Get smarter with intelligent metrics for intelligent analysis Research evaluation is increasingly being conducted using bibliometric methodology and citation analysis. Find out how InCites supports a comprehensive class of advanced bibliometric indicators. Streaming Recording Link
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Tuesday 11 February 2020
(45 mins)
Build up your bibliographies and cite correctly first time. Find the right journal to publish in using Manuscript Matcher. From saving the references you discover, to organising, sharing and then using them in your manuscripts. Save time and cite correctly. Streaming Recording Link
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Additional recording: Manuscript Match Tool Presentation

Webinar Recordings - Archive


Online recorded training sessions.

Full details of the recorded training sessions available can be found at on the Web of Science Group video library at: https://videos.webofsciencegroup.com/. It is also possible to view the available sessions by product group:

When viewing the recorded training please ensure that the speakers on your computer are switched on in order to hear the audio commentary that accompanies the presentation.

Links to individual pre-recorded training sessions that you may find useful are included below.

More information about the additional products available and links to individual product support materials can be found at: https://wok.mimas.ac.uk/about/. All support requests for any of the additional products to which institutions subscribe should be sent to the helpdesk at: webofscience@jisc.ac.uk

Release Notes

Release Notes contain the information you’ll need to keep updated on the latest improvements and additions to Web of Science. If you are using a Mac, please be sure to open the PDF in Adobe Reader. PDFs opened in Preview will not display correctly.

2020 Release Notes.

2019 Release Notes.

Web of Science Release Notes Archive 2016-2018