What’s New in Web of Science?

Have you used the Web of Science (WoS) database recently? If not, you’ll be unaware that the WoS platform has been going through a process of upgrades and enhancements with the most recent taking place in the last week or so. For a quick introduction to new features and options see the WoS tutorial at http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/web-of-knowledge/

New feature:

Find out if you are an author of a Highly Cited or even a Hot Paper! The University of Aberdeen had over 300 Highly Cited papers and 11 Hot Papers at the time of writing this blog item – are you the author of one of these? You can find out by:

  • Navigating to http://wok.mimas.ac.uk
  • Using the orange Click here to access Web of Science button
  • Note – If you are off-campus and prompted for your login route select the Shibboleth/Institution option
  • From the All Databases drop-down option select Web of Science Core Collection
  • Carry out your search (make sure you use the drop down box to select a different search field if you want to carry out an Author or Organisation search)
  • Use the ESI Top Papers section on the left hand sidebar to refine your search further
  • The icons below may be assigned to papers in the result lists. When in WoS click on each icon for a definition to find out when a paper is Hot rather than Highly Cited…

icon - wos esi top papers


For more information on using Web of Science please speak with library staff or contact the Information Consultant for your subject area – http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/support/contacts/ic/


Susan McCourt (s.mccourt@abdn.ac.uk)

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