Thomson Announces New Version of ISI Web of Knowledge

Jun 08, 2004

The Thomson Corporation has announced the new release of ISI Web of Knowledge. Resulting from two years of design, including collaboration with researchers and librarians, the enhanced ISI Web of Knowledge offers new personalization features for authors, more sophisticated search tools for advanced researchers, a more intuitive interface for novices, streamlined integration capabilities, and new journal analysis tools for libraries.

Web of Science is a scientific information resource for information professionals and researchers that includes content back to 1945, multidisciplinary content, and cited reference searching. The upgraded version of Web of Science offers researchers one-click searching and open linking, term indexes, and new navigational aids. New features include: an Analyze Tool allows Web of Science users to analyze and refine results by author, publication year, journal subject category, institution, and language or source title; Citation Alerts allow users to track citation activity for their chosen works without creating a search; and Unique Cited Reference Searching offers a step-based search of records, complemented by the ability to navigate shared citations.

New functionality in CrossSearch is intended to enable a more intuitive accessibility of specific products, saved search histories, the multidisciplinary information resources within the platform, and external collections.

Journal Citation Reports on the Web (JCR Web) is a journal evaluation resource, providing statistical information based on citation data and covering peer-reviewed science and social sciences journals in approximately 200 disciplines. Enhancements to JCR Web include: Links from the journal record and the cited and citing journals list, allows users to navigate the relationship of journals by citation or subject; Links from the journal record to a library's OPAC record, enabling users to identify holdings; and Graphical display of the cited journal data shows the contribution of journal self-citations to journal performance metrics, and provides insights into how Impact Factor, Cited Half-Life, and Immediacy Index relate to total citations. In addition, the 2003 Impact Factors will be released to coincide with the launch of the new version of JCR Web.

Throughout the month of June, customers will be previewing the latest upgrade to ISI Web of Knowledge, and will be fully upgraded to the new version in July.  

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