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Bio 580 Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Reproduction Bio 580:  

Spring 2014
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Course Basics

Bio580: Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Reproduction


Professor: Susan Rankin

Librarian: Cynthia Burton


Web of Science Database


Web of Science
contains multidisciplinary coverage of over 10,000 scholarly  journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. You may limit your search to science coverage.

This database is also a citation index A citation index is a bibliographic tool in print or electronic format that lists all referenced or cited source items published in a given time span. The tool  tracks the historical development -- backwards and forwards in time -- of an idea or given topic within the literature.

       Cited reference searching: Through a cited reference search, you can discover how a known idea or innovation has been confirmed, applied, improved, extended, or corrected. (Go forward in time from a known relevant article)

Related Records:  Find similar records based on shared references and keywords from other articles indexes by Web of Science.

       Citation Maps:  A Citation Map is a graphical representation that shows the citation relationships (cited references and citing articles) between a paper and other papers using various visualization tools and techniques.

       Analyze Tool:  Extract data values from a field that you select from the list. After you click Analyze, the system produces a report showing the values in ranked order.



Web of Science: step by step


   limit your search to Science Citation Index (if desired).  You may also limit by language and by publication date.

 Author Searching:   Click on the Search Tab.  Enter Rankin s* making sure that the field tag is for authors.                      
                                 Refine by Institution.  what happens?  
click "search" 

Topic Searching:

General Search tips:

   Enter your terms into the search box.

    •   Change the field searched on the right if needed.   
    • Enter words or phrases connected by Boolean search operators (AND, OR, NOT, SAME). Use wildcard operators
      ( * $ ? ) to search for plurals and variant spellings. 
    • Use quotation marks to retrieve a phrase such as "signal exchange"
    • For author searches follow the tips given on the search screen.



Topic Search:    juvenile hormone* and mating

                 Refine options are on the left. Here are some to try:
                        Refine by broad category:  include or exclude. 
                        Refine by article type=
review article--->
                              Search within the results-->require that the word oviposition occur somewhere in the article record.   

  When you are viewing a single record:
                                       Author names are hot linked, click to see all papers in Web of Science by this author.
                                       View the cited references for this paper.
                                       Right of page:  See all papers in Web of Science citing this article.
                                       Analyse results                 
                                       Citation Map:  view a graphical relation between two papers.

Results Display

  • Click on the article title to view the full record.  Read the abstract, author keywords, keywords plus and more.
  • Click "search for article" box to see if this article is available at Allegheny.  If not, click on the link to Illiad to order a copy via interlibrary loan.
  • click on the mark record box to save for exporting to Refworks.

Web of Science Tutorials

The following tutorials are best viewed on Internet Explorer

They are not customized for Allegheny College and may include database examples that are not available at Pelletier Library. 


Search Tips for Web of Science

Cited Reference Searching

Refine and Analyse Search Results

Working with Search Results-Processing Records

Attention!  This tutorial features the use of Endnote Web, which is a product of Web of Science.  Allegheny uses Refworks
citation manager.  The instructions are similiar for exporting to Refworks rather than Endnote.


Web of Science Links and Tutorials

To find more sources for your seminar prosposal, review and learn more about using Web of Science.

Medline Links and Tutorials

  • MEDLINE via ISI Web of Knowledge
    If you search Medline using this platform, you can also see the Web of Science features for shared citation results. Highly Recommended: Subjects: Medicine, nursing, and dentistry, biology, neuroscience, and psychology.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts for journal articles. Non-English language materials included.
    Coverage dates: 1950 to present.
  • MEDLINE via ProQuest
    Subjects: Medicine, nursing, and dentistry, biology, neuroscience, and psychology.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts for journal articles. Non-English language materials included.
    Coverage: 1965 to present.
  • PubMed
    This link takes you to Medline on the National Library of Medicine Platform. One disadvantage is that there are no article linker connections (find article at Allegheny) which makes it more difficult to locate the full text.
    Subjects: Medicine, all branches
    Contains: Abstracts and citations to scholarly journal articles.
    Coverage: 1960's to present
  • Pubmed Help (Medline)  Icon
    Tutorials, Webcasts, and handouts from the National Library of Medicine
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