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Using Science Databases: Web of Science and Scopus Workshop - Innocent Awasom and Jessica L. Simpson

Science Databases: Web of Science and Scopus

List 2-3 Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to

  1. Use Advanced Search to retrieve more relevant results

  2. Learn how to perform citation searches

  3. Use analytics tools to find publication trends

  4. Find full-text, wherever it may be

Abstract:  (no more than 200 words)

Texas Tech University Libraries provides access to Web of Science and Scopus databases, excellent multidisciplinary citation databases.  Especially in the scientific fields, continuing research is dependent on previous work.  Learn advanced techniques that will help you perform better research.  Take advantage of these comprehensive science indexes to their fullest extent by learning to search and use what you find to broaden your understanding about your research topics.  Learn how to use the information about the library item, the metadata, from indexed item records to retrieve results relevant to your research, eliminating wasted time.  Evaluate fields of study, researchers, or research topics using database analytics tools.  Get access to the full-text article by searching library databases or requesting items through interlibrary loan.


Audience: Undergraduates and Graduates

Presenter(s): Innocent Awasom, Jessica L. Simpson


Describe workshop style:

            Lecture based

                        With hands-on

            Active Learning

                        Describe activity:

                                    Perform an advanced search for a topic in participant discipline.

                                    Find three additional related articles using forward or backward chaining.

                                    Perform a citation search.

                                    Explore analytics for a topic.

                                    Find the full text for two of items available from the library.

Related LibGuide: Using Science Databases: Web of Science and Scopus by Jessica Simpson

Thursday, June 15, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lab 150
University Library
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