Web of Science: New Features June 2018


Small navigation changes can make a big difference
in your Web of Science experience. We’ve made a few updates to help make things
simpler. First, we’ve made it easier to find the
support you need. Click Help in the upper right corner to find
direct links not only to the in-product Help system, but also to our Training Portal and
Customer Support sites. You can also suggest data corrections and
submit product feedback right from the menu to help us continue to make Web of Science
better. If you have saved searches and alerts, you’ll
find them immediately accessible from the blue navigation bar. Sign in or create a new profile right from
here. After you’re signed in you’ll see a list
of recent saved searches, their alert status, and links to view and manage all your saved
searches and alerts. Not sure which Web of Science database is
right for your search? New pop up descriptions appear automatically
when you hover over a database name, giving you information to make the best choice. And, when you select a search field that has
a controlled index, you’ll see the link to the index pop up right beneath the search
box. Click it to search the index and make your
selection. The Citation Report and Analyze Results features
have long been part of the Web of Science, giving users valuable insight into citation
and publication trends. We’ve combined the power of these features
together, which means you can now also analyze sets of citing papers right from your citation
report from any citation database on the platform. I’m looking at a collection of papers written
by child development psychologist, Dr. David Cross. Click the Citation Report link right from
a set of search results or from a Marked List. On the Citation Report page you’ll find
links to Analyze the publications you’ve listed in the report, or analyze the Citing
Papers for those publications. Dr. Cross’ papers have been cited more than
700 times. I’d like to see where those citations come
from – how has his work influenced the scholarship of others? I’ll click the new Analyze link to run the
analysis. I’m taken to a visual representation of
those articles where I can see the subject categories, organizations, authors, journals
and countries of the papers that cited Dr. Cross. I can click through the visualization to see
the underlying papers for more details. Understanding where citations come from can
help you understand not only citation impact, but also identify potential collaboration
and publication opportunities. Stay tuned for more new features coming in
our next update

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