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Web Skills for Researchers: Web of Knowledge and Scopus


Web of Science indexes over 12,000 high-impact journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings, with current and retrospective cover of science, social science and humanities journals dating back to 1900. Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature (journals, books and conference proceedings). Coverage dates back to 1823, although pre-1996 coverage is currently not comprehensive. Both databases offer tools that will help you to identify key authors and publication trends and get alerts when new papers relevant to your work are published.

Target audience
  • All current University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered
  • How to effectively search Web of Knowledge and Scopus
  • How to effectively use the database analytic and descriptive tools.
  • How to export your results to bibliographic software
  • How to set up citation alerts

Lecture, followed by practical work.

Taught using

Internet Browser

  • Depending on the venue, either Macintoshes or PCs will be used for the practical exercises. However the techniques are applicable to all platforms, and help will be given where necessary.
  • Basic computer skills including some web browsing are required

One session of one hour


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