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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

INSPEC: Database for Physics and Engineering

Screenshot of INSPEC search interface

INSPEC is the premier database for the literature of physics, computer science, electrical engineering, and information technology. It is also strong in industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, and materials science. INSPEC covers publications from 1898 to the present.

The powerful search interface allows you to limit to review articles or other treatment types; refine your search results by author, classification, language, and more; and search for various numerical data values (such as bandwidth, frequency, temperature, and voltage).

Jul 17, 2013 | Categories: Featured Resource | bquigley

Engineering Library closed July 5

The Engineering Library will be closed on July 5, 2013, for scheduled maintenance to upgrade our wireless network. We will reopen for our regular summer hours on Monday, July 8, at 9:00 AM. To find other campus libraries that will be open on July 5, check our library calendar.

Jul 01, 2013 | Categories: News & Events | lngo

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