Advanced Scopus Training

Learn about the advanced features found in Scopus. During this 60-minute session participants will learn about journal analytics, author searching (including h-index) and citation tracking. Time will be set aside for individuals to conduct searches on areas of their own interest.

This one-hour hands-on class will be held on the following days/times and is held in the Wilson Training Room, 8th Floor of the McGoogan Library, Wittson Hall.

  • Monday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 7 at 12:00 p.m.

Register at http://unmc.libguides.com/classes

Please contact Alissa Fial at 402-559-6836 or alissa.fial@unmc.edu if you have any questions about using Scopus to search for your vital research information resources.

RefWorks interface to change

On October 31, the new RefWorks 2.0 interface will become the default interface for all RefWorks users. Until January 1, 2012, you will be able to switch back and forth between the old, “classic” interface and the new, “2.0″ interface as often as you wish. However, we would encourage RefWorks users to begin adjusting to the new interface.

To give the new interface a try, just log into your RefWorks account and click the “RefWorks 2.0″ link at the top, right-hand side of your screen.

The new interface includes at least one feature that UNMC’s RefWorks users have been requesting for years — the ability to create subfolders!

Most RefWorks users don’t find the process of adjusting to the new interface very difficult, but you are always welcome to contact UNMC’s RefWorks administrator, Cindy Schmidt (9-7077, cmschmidt@unmc.edu) for assistance. Additionally, an Introduction to RefWorks 2.0 session will be held on Monday, November 7 at 1:00 in MSC 1010. This session is for current RefWorks users only. Pre-registration is required. If you have not yet learned RefWorks and wish to, you can sign up for a regular session on November 17 or December 15.

Scopus training sessions in October

SciVerse Scopus, recently purchased by the Office of the Vice Chancellor For Research and replacing Web of Science, combines a powerful literature search with a suite of publication and research analysis tools. The Scopus Database enables you to quickly obtain the information that you need to improve your research and publication strategies. Trisha Babcock and Jessica Herzog from Elsevier Publishing will present a session on Scopus on Oct. 4 and 5. Register for one of these three sessions. If you don’t know or have a personnel number, you may email csttrain@unmc.edu to register. (Note: students do not have personnel numbers, so must email to register):

  • Tuesday, Oct 4 from 10-12 noon – Bennett Hall 2020
  • Tuesday, Oct 4 from 1-3 p.m. – DRC1 1004
  • Wednesday, Oct 5 from 10-12 noon. – Bennett Hall 2020

The sessions will be demonstration only, but feel free to bring a laptop if you want to follow along. Sponsored by the Researchers User Group, the sessions will also be filmed and archived for future viewing.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, SciVerse Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields. Some features that will be discussed:

  • Linking to full-text articles
  • Author Identifier to automatically match an author’s published research including the h-index.
  • Citation Tracker to simply find, check and track citations in real-time.
  • Affiliation Identifier to automatically identify and match an organization with all its research output.
  • Journal Analyzer provides a quick insight into journal performance.
  • Document Download Manager to easily download and organize multiple full-text articles simultaneously.
  • Data export via bibiliographic managers such as RefWorks, EndNote and BibTeX.

Scopus is available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students.