New Web of Knowledge includes mobile access

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By Rose Petralia

Users of the Web of Knowledge databases — BIOSIS Previews, MEDLINE, Web of Science, Science Citation Index (Expanded), and Zoological Record — may be pleased to learn that recent platform upgrades include Anytime/Anywhere Access as well as improvements in searching, discovering, managing, and analyzing citations.

mobile access

Have some research to do but can’t bear the thought of being indoors, staring at the sun through office blinds? Step away from your desk! Create your account from on-campus, and then use your Web of Knowledge username and password to access your account from any web-enabled mobile device  — while enjoying a day at the beach or an afternoon barbecue at your parents’ house [note: Evans Library does not grant or guarantee parental approval of the latter].

Bookmark m.webofknowledge.com in your phone, log in, and you’re mobile!

Search individual databases or all of them at once with Anytime/Anywhere Access.

new features

Web of Knowledge has added many enhancements, including searching by DOI or Researcher ID and automatic searching for spelling and word variations (color/colour, mice/mouse).

Do a lot of searching for “Vitamin A,” do you? Searches are much more accurate, now that stopwords like the letter “a” are retained in your phrases.

Search by DOI and adjust search settings (click to view larger).

The way results are displayed is greatly improved, too. Get a preview of abstracts in the summary list and refine results by subject area, Web of Science category, or funding agency.

Refine results using many new options, and view abstracts in your results lists (click to view larger).

If citation reports are a feature that you like, you can now view an average citation count per article and the total number of times cited without self-citations, as well as save your reports as text or Excel files directly from Web of Knowledge.

more info

View the entire list of new Web of Knowledge features and watch informative videos at their website.

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