Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Focus on: Get sorted with Thursday tutorials #askus

Get sorted this semester! Thursday tutorials are back between 1.30-5pm every week until Easter.
Need some help getting started with Endnote or using eJournals or Science Direct for a project? Contact us at kst.library@dit.ie to book a time - anything from 15 minutes up to an hour - whatever you require. Or just ask as the library desk.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Web of Science: Free February webinars for postgrads and researchers

 Clarivate Analytics have organised three FREE webinars throughout February.

1.       The Eugene Garfield legacy and the Web of Science:  22 February, 10.30am

2.       How can I identify Funding Sources?  27 February, 10.00am

3.       Learn how to create and consolidate an author identity (ORCID/RID) in order to be compliant with Publisher and Funder requirements for authors.  28 February, 10.00am

(1)          The Eugene Garfield legacy- learn about the unique foundations and history of the Web of Science – 22 February, 10.30am

Date: Thursday 22nd February 
Time: 10.30am GMT Time 
Duration: 45 minutes 
Register at: https://clarivatesupport.webex.com/clarivatesupport/k2/j.php?MTID=tafb35fb06d4c1a6896935c2c04534a97

•             Did you know today Google Page Rank uses Eugene Garfield’s concept?
•             Do you consider the Web of Science Core Collection to be the same as other similar discovery solutions? Our experts will explain the history and foundations of the Web of Science that define it as the only source of highly selected content and complete citation indexing.
•             Learn about the Web of Science Journal Selection and what it means to be selective.
•             Understand the concept of Citation Indexing, how Indexing is consistent and controlled and how its powerful application drives discovery and analytics.

(2)          How can I identify Funding Sources? - 27 February, 10.00am

Date: Tuesday 27th February 
Time: 10.00am GMT Time 
Duration: 45 minutes 
Register at: https://clarivatesupport.webex.com/clarivatesupport/k2/j.php?MTID=taa8806ac4b199f0aeeb0347788e86baa

•             Our experts will explain the sources of Funding data and how unification of Funders enables deep and accurate analysis of Funding sources.
•             Our experts will demonstrate how to explore funding sources and how to build an analysis of research outcomes from over 1.000 unified Funders.
•             Learn how to analyse funding data (Funders and Grant Numbers) from a variety of datasets (for example custom datasets on a topic, citing articles datasets, Funder datasets)

(3)          Learn how to create and consolidate an author identity (ORCID/RID) in order to be compliant with Publisher and Funder requirements for authors – 28 February, 10.00am

Date: Wednesday 28th February 
Time: 10.00am GMT Time 
Duration: 45 minutes 
Register at: https://clarivatesupport.webex.com/clarivatesupport/k2/j.php?MTID=taa7fe8f627fe95062795759909779495

•             Major publishers such as PLOS, Royal Society and Wiley and Funders such as the Wellcome Trust UK and Swedish Research Council amongst others require ORCID ID’s for authors. Our experts will show to how to craft an ORCID profile to include your publications from Web of Science.
•             Learn best practices and tips on how to search for your publications in Web of Science.
•             Our experts will show you how to save queries and receive query alerts in order to facilitate the updating of your ORCID profile.

Please contact webofscience@jisc.ac.uk should you have any queries or require support.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Scopus, Science Direct and Mendeley Seminars Thursday 15th February

Need an introduction to Science Direct as a student or want to get the best out of Scopus as a researcher?

Elsevier are running three short seminars on Scopus, Science Direct and Mendeley on Thursday 15th February in DIT Library Aungier Street Training Room:

  • 09.30 - 11.30    Scopus 
  • 11.45-12.30     Mendeley
  • 12.30-13.30     Lunch break
  • 13.30-14.30     ScienceDirect

Register for a place here. You're welcome to attend all or part of the seminar as you wish.

Scopus: is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings 
Mendeley: is a free reference manager  that can help organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research
ScienceDirect: Find articles from over 3,800 journals  and 37,000 book titles
Access the SCOPUS and ScienceDirect on the DIT Library website.


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Europe PMC (PubMedCentral) : time saving research tips. #searchstrats (Stay updated at @EuropePMC_news)

Introducing Search Snippets

Reading scientific papers can be very time consuming. So don't waste searching for the relevant literature. New search technologies Europe PMC helps you find facts and evidence in research publications in a blink of an eye. Search results now display snippets - highlights from the article matching your query. For every result you can see up to two snippets, separated by an ellipsis. 

Why is it important? The search term appears in context, so you can judge whether it is a negligible mention or an essential reference. This means that when sorting results by date or citation count rather than relevance, you can easily identify articles to add to your reading list thanks to the snippets shown. Not only that, but you can also quickly navigate to the place in the text, where your keywords appear. If your search terms appear in the abstract, they will be highlighted in yellow once you open the page.

To locate the keywords found in the full text take advantage of the snippet links on the abstract page. They will take you directly to the mention, saving you time of scanning through the text.

Now learn about advances in text-mining for biomedical discovery from a recent post. Happy reading!

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Focus On: Lexis UK #notfakenews #askus

All language students and staff should check out the Kevin Street Library guide to Nexis UK.  Nexis UK is an excellent database which provides full text access to a wide range of newspapers etc from around the world including Die Zeit and Le Figaro.  We have produced a brief user guide to this resource which is available here.

Access the database via the DIT library website.

Contact us at 01-4024894, kst.library@dit.ie or @KevinStLibrary for more information.