Thursday, 30 October 2008

Institutional Citation Analysis on Web of Knowledge

Web of Knowledge [WOK] allows users to analyse the citation output of an institution, generating a number of metrics including: average citations per item, h-index, average citations per year, and citation totals for each year and each cited article over time. Metrics can be generated for any institution by WOK, and used to create comparative data. Similar data can be generated using SCOPUS's Affiliation search. The following presentation illustrates the basics. It can be viewed using Firefox or IE 6.0 or below.

Web of Science factsheet
Post on Affiliation Search on Scopus

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Scopus uses Scirus as a bolt on web search

SCOPUS has a built in web search using another Elsevier product, Scirus, a web search tool specialising in scientific information only. Any search done in SCOPUS is replicated on Scirus and can be accessed from the Web tab on the SCOPUS results search screen. Scirus sources its results from repositories including, institutional repositories*. This very clever tool allows you to refine your web search by keyword and source repository as well as use the SCOPUS reference management options (print, e-mail, download). Brief presentation can only be viewed using Firefox or IE 6.0 and below.

Scirus can also be accessed direct. *We have requested BURO be added as a source.


Go Direct to Scopus. Requires an ATHENS Personal Account off campus.
Go direct to Scirus
Do the Google - Scirus Comparison Test
Previous post on a competitor product (Scientific WebPlus) from Web of Knowledge.