Lesson_3_Web_of_Science

Lesson_3_Web_of_Science - Lesson 3 LIBRARY RESOURCES Web of...

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Unformatted text preview: Lesson 3 LIBRARY RESOURCES Web of Science Web of Science is one of the most powerful databases around. This database includes three different citation indexes, each with a different focus. A citation index will basically organize and describe articles from various journals, and Web of Science includes three of these. Because of this, Web of Science includes a lot of information and can be a very good resource for literature searches and expanding bibliographic references for a research project you may be working on. ******************************** What is it? The Web of Science includes over 8,000 peer-reviewed journals. The Science Citation Index Expanded covers over 5,800 journals across 164 different disciplines from 1900- present. The Social Sciences Citation Index covers more than 1,725 journals spanning 50 disciplines from 1956-present. The Arts & Humanities Citation Index covers over 1,144 journals from over 6,800 leading science and social sciences journals from 1075-present. Through the Web of Science, these databases are available independently or in any combination. When you connect to Web of Science (which is described in the next section of this lesson), youll notice that the database says ISI Web of Knowledge across the top; this is because the database includes these three citation indexes, plus the option to search MEDLINE (which we went over in our last lesson), along with several other minor indexes. ********************************** How can I access Web of Science? Web of Science is available through Web of Knowledge. It is available on campus to anyone, and off campus to students, faculty, and staff, by and typing in your i.d. number and PIN. There is a link to Web of Knowledge on the Libraries' home page: http://www.lib.lsu.edu From this page, you can select the Indexes & Databases tab from the upper left hand corner of the screen, and then select W from the alphabet. You can also find a link to Web of Science from the Frequently-Used Databases link on the right hand side of the Indexes & Databases page; Web of Science will be the last one on that frequently-used list.list....
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2011 for the course HUEC 4016 taught by Professor Myhand during the Spring '11 term at LSU.

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Lesson_3_Web_of_Science - Lesson 3 LIBRARY RESOURCES Web of...

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