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Do You Know Your H-Index?

April 12-16 is National Library Week! In celebration, the Boulder Labs Library is pleased to announce that on Friday, April 16th, Kristin Culp of Thomson-Reuters will be presenting seminars on the h-index, as well as other citation tools in our Web of Science database. Using the many sophisticated features offered in Web of Science can be daunting. Understanding the h-index, how it works and what it means, is no exception. In short, the h-index measures the scientific impact of individual scientists; the higher the h-index, the higher the impact.  Bring your questions about the h-index and other Web of Science features to one of the following locations:

DSRC, Rm. 1B-402 - 10:00-11:00am
-OR-
BLDG 1, Rm. 4020 - 2:00-3:00pm

Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover what Web of Science citation reports mean for you and your research. Seating will be limited!

Added 4/6/10

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Website Redesign Update: Survey Results

The Boulder Labs Library would like to thank everyone who participated in our web survey during February and March. We received a total of 126 responses: 59 respondents were from NOAA, 59 from NIST, 7 from NTIA, and one was a government employee not affiliated with any of the above three organizations. Other findings include:

This data, in addition to our website usage statistics and future surveys, will help determine how our future webpages appear and how our site is structured as a whole.

Added 4/12/10

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New IEEE Xplore Web Interface Makes Searching Easier

IEEE Xplore’s new, streamlined interface is designed to optimize your search experience.  Features include:

Additionally, IEEE rolled out their new website design for IEEE.org, including improvements in overall design and navigation. Moving between IEEE.org and IEEE Xplore is now facilitated via a navigation bar at the very top of every page on both sites. Included in the bar are links to other IEEE sites, such as the IEEE Standards Association and Spectrum Online.

Added 4/20/10

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Institute of Physics Rolls Out New Site With Enhanced Navigation, Features

Two new free iPHone apps are available for My IOP Science users!

The Institute of Physics (IOP) launched a new site, IOP Science, in which all of its journals will be centrally located. It is loaded with features that facilitate rapid access to content. During searching, you may filter by date, author, affiliation, subject, and journal title.  Creating a username and password for My IOP Science is free. Upon logging in, you may:

Additionally, you may view articles you have downloaded from the past three months, and customize the IOP homepage so that you may view articles relevant to your research.

Added 4/27/10

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