Tuesday, June 23, 2009

2008 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Data Available

It always takes a half a year to compile, but the data is now available:

New functionality in JCR Web includes:

* Rank-in-Category Tables: Evaluate journals in the context of multiple categories
* Journal self-citations: See how self-citations affect Impact Factor
* Impact Factor boxplots: Visualize Impact Factor by journal category

Thomson also offers free training opportunities, from pre-recorded sessions to live web-based classes. Visit the Training page for options.

Or register for upcoming web-based training:

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

UNEP Year Book Available Online

"The UNEP [United Nations Environment Programme] Year Book 2009 presents work in progress on scientific understanding of global environmental change, as well as foresight about possible issues on the horizon. "

Online (click the book covers to access each year book):

Also in print in the library:


Thursday, June 04, 2009

New Product: CSA illustrata, technology (images, charts, computer science, engineering, architecture, robotics)

This one has been in the works for a while.
Basically, one can search for graphics in the literature, such as tables, charts, illustrations, etc. :

"Deep indexing for tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature.

"Deep indexing" categorizes data, variables and other content represented in tables, maps, photographs and other figures. Usually, indexing of research articles is done at a rather high, general level where only the key concepts of the work are represented by a dozen or so index terms. But by going deeper and specifically indexing the content associated with all the individual tables and figures, CSA Illustrata enables the researcher to find information that otherwise would not be retrievable in traditional, article-level and full-text indexing systems."

Access it here:

More info and samples here: