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New Resource: InCites

The UI Libraries recently obtained a license to InCites, a citation-based evaluation tool for academic and government administrators to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark output against peers in a national or international context. This resource enables rapid generation of reports, as it utilizes data from the Web of Science indexes already part of the UIContinue reading “New Resource: InCites”

New Journal Metric: CiteScore

Scopus, a multi-disciplinary literature database, has recently launched CiteScore metrics for titles that publish on a regular basis, such as journals and other serial publications. The CiteScore was developed as another tool for analyzing the importance of journals, similar to the Journal Impact Factor originally developed by the Institute for Scientific Information and now availableContinue reading “New Journal Metric: CiteScore”

Changes to Write-N-Cite and Refworks Webpage

If you are a RefWorks user, you may notice that when you log into your RefWorks account and select tools,  you will see that a new version of WNC 4 was released Jan 4, 2013. There are new features and bug fixes in this version. However, this newest version does not work with Microsoft Office 2013. Office 2013 usersContinue reading “Changes to Write-N-Cite and Refworks Webpage”

Changes to Natural Standard Database

    Natural Standard is a series of electronic tools that provide evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. It contains 9 databases, symptom and interaction checkers, and tools such as calculators and a product label database. For each therapy covered by Natural Standard, a research team gathers scientific data and expert opinions. Validated rating scalesContinue reading “Changes to Natural Standard Database”

Redesign of CINAHL (nursing/allied health database)

There have been quite a few changes to the CINAHL (Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) database during the past few weeks.  In addition to reference to articles from the nursing and allied health literature, CINAHL also includes references to book chapters, research instruments, evidence-based care sheets, and drug reports.   So whatContinue reading “Redesign of CINAHL (nursing/allied health database)”

Changes to National Guideline Clearinghouse

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is in progress of redesigning the National Guideline Clearinghouse site (NGC). NGC is a collection of clinical practice guidelines aimed at improving information access for promotion of policy development and health care quality.     A few highlights of the changes are as follows: Access to a growingContinue reading “Changes to National Guideline Clearinghouse”