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Spring 2014
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Course Basics

Bio 580: The Evolution of Shape - Spring 2014

Professor: Lisa B. Whitenack

Librarian: Cynthia Burton



Web of Science: Step by Step

Search over 12,000 journals and 148,000 conference proceedings across the sciences, social sciences,
and arts and humanities to find the high quality research most relevant to your area of interest.
Link between relevant research using the cited references and explore the subject connections
between articles that are established by the expert researchers working in your field.



Searching the Web of Science

We will practice searching by topic (keywords), by author, and by cited reference.

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


Topic Search:     morpholog* and  delimitation---> 1,547 results 

                 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 evolution* 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.

 Author Searching

  Enter Whitenack L*  making sure that the field tag is for author                     

Look under the Organizations limiting field.  what do you notice?

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