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Fall Library Workshops

The Library is offering a series of tours and workshops for the fall semester. Workshops include introductions to finding electronic resources, citation management software like RefWorks, Zotero, and EndNote, and data management. For the full schedule, see our Events and Workshops calendar, and sign up to be alerted when new workshops become available.

Aug 21, 2013 | Categories: News & Events, Workshops | lngo

My ILL Requests unavailable Friday night

My ILL Requests will be unavailable from 11:59 p.m. on Friday 8/9 until 8:00 a.m. Saturday 8/10 due to system maintenance.

Aug 09, 2013 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Cool Web of Science Tools: find the top authors and journals on your topic

Web of Science (WoS) is a great multi-disciplinary tool for finding citations on your topic, and for cited reference searching. But WoS has many other features you may not know about. Did you know you can find the top authors are who are publishing on a topic? Or, that you can find the journals with the most articles on your topic? Here's how:

Start by searching on a topic of interest in Web of Science:

On the search results page, click the Analyze Results link:

To find the journals with the most articles on your topic, select Source Titles in the Rank the records by this field: box. You can show the top 10-500 results, and set the minimum number of records a selection must have to appear in your list. In the image below, we will see the top 25 journal titles, and each must have at least 10 articles from the search:

After clicking Analyze, here are the results:

In this example, there are an additional 27 Source Titles with at least 25 articles.

You now have the option to view the results of any journal titles you select, download the results, or go back and re-analyze. You can then do the same search, choosing Author instead of Source Title, to get a list of the top publishing authors in this topic.


Physics-Astronomy Library closed Aug 1 afternoon

Due to flooding in LeConte Hall, the Physics-Astronomy Library has closed for the rest of the afternoon today, August 1. Please be assured that the flooding did not impact library collections. We will reopen tomorrow with our usual summer hours, 10am-5pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Aug 01, 2013 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

ScienceDirect downtime on July 20

Elsevier's ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Saturday, July 20 from 4:00-4:30 p.m. It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day.

Jul 18, 2013 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

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