Thursday, October 25, 2007

ISI Web of Knowledge: The New Face of Research

New version of ISI Web of Science is now available simultaneously with the current. When I logged into Science Citation Index Database, on the top of the screen next to the logo is "access the new virsion" option. It seems the link is not yet activated for UJ users, but definetily will be available soon. Our users can then have an opportunity to explore and get used to the new interface.
What's new? The enhancements have been made to help streamline the research process, to better manage your search results and improve security. One of the most important features is the All Databases search, which replaces CrossSearch. The All Databases search allows you to:
- Search across all ISI Web of Knowledge databases our institution subscribes to;
- Retrieve up to 100,000 results, automatically sorted by the journal cover publication date;
- Easily refine and analyze your search results.
Marked List functionality is now available. Use Marked list to help you manage your search results within ISI Web of Knowledge, to easy print, export, save and download records. New! Every record you mark is automatically submitted to the Marked List when you navigate away from the page. You can also click on the Submit Marks button to create your Marked List. Export your Marked List records to EndNote Web or other reference management tools ( such as RefWorks).
New Web tool is WebPlus from "Further information" option. It will complement your research while searching Science Citation Index and other ISI Web of Knowledge databases, by searching highly focused, high-quality Web content.
You can access the ISI Web of Knowledge databases through the Library webpage. The following databases are useful to the Science community:
* ISI Journal Citation Reports
* ISI Current Contents databases (per subjects)
* ISI Science Citation Index
* ISI Social Science Citation Index
Let us know how useful and advanced is the new interface. Your inputs will be used to make future recomendations to the Publisher.

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