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Faculty Calculate Your Scholarly Impact, Impact Factors | Workshop Tuesday, Jan. 23

This hands-on workshop will give attendees an overview of traditional and recent ways to measure

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Mirko von Elstermann, PhD, MA, MAS

scholarly impact of journals, individual researchers, and articles. Afterward, it will be clearer how different ‘impact factors’ now offered both by the Web of Science and Scopus are determined.


We will discuss the features of these factors as well as the evaluation of researchers through the h-index

and other methods. Article-related impact through citations and social media will also be explained.

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2:00-3:00pm, East Information Commons

For individual support related to these topics, please contact your liaison librarian Mirko von Elstermann, Ph.D., at 319-335-9153 or mirko-vonelstermann@uiowa.edu. Or stop by his office on the second floor of Hardin Library, 207A.

Scopus & Web of Science: Learn HOW with Hardin Open Workshops

Scopus is a multidisciplinary database with substantial international coverage which allows you to track an article’s cited and citing references. All citations in EMBASE are also in Scopus. Web of Science is a citation database which covers over 10,000 journals and specializes in citation tracking. Come to this free, hands-on session and learn to search Scopus systematic reviews, find articles citing your work in Web of Science, and use the Journal Citation Index to measure scholarly impact. 

Our next session is:

Thursday, July 10, 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library EAST Information Commons Classroom

Register here. Questions? Contact us by calling (319) 335-9151 or email us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

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How to Determine Your Scholarly Impact: Learn HOW

Hardin Open Workshops is offering a hands-on class to teach participants how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field. Topics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed. HOW workshops are hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates and there will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, July 1, 10:30-11:30 am

Location: Hardin Library EAST Information Commons classroom

Register here. For more information, contact our library staff at (319) 335-9151 or by email at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

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Understand Scholarly Impact using Scopus & Web of Science

Scopus and Web of Sciences are multidisciplinary databases which allow users to measure scholarly impact. Scopus includes all citations that can be found in EMBASE. This hands-on session will provide help navigating these useful resources.

Topics include:

1) Locating articles for research or systematic review within Scopus or Web of Science

2) Tracking an article’s citing and cited references in each database

3) Finding journal Impact Factors using the Journal Citation Index in Web of Science

4) Determining an author’s H-index using Scopus

Our next session is
Tuesday, February 17, 2-3 pm (Location: East Information Commons)
Register online  here or by calling 319-335-9151.
No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!