The May 2016 release brought an interesting functionality to the Primo Central Index (PCI): The new "Citation Trail" capability enables PCI users to discover relevant materials by providing cited and citing publications for selected article records.
At this time the only data source for the citation trail feature is CrossRef, thus the number of citing articles will be below the "Cited by" counts in other sources like Scopus and Web of Science.
We would like to announce following two changes to the databases available via the Web of Science:
1. The MPG subscription has been extended to Thomson Reuters Citation Connection. This provides MPG researchers with additional access to following databases:
In addition, the Web of Science Core Collection has been expanded by following segments:
- Book Citation Index, 2005-
- Current Chemical Reactions, 1986- (incl. INPI Data, 1840-1985)
- Index Chemicus (IC), 1993-
2. Unfortunately, the subscription to Inspec will terminate end of 2014, thus the database will no longer be available via WoS in 2015. The decision was taken due to the continuously decreasing usage of the database which suggests that a MPG-wide license is no longer reasonable.
Any feedback is welcome, please feel free to fill up the contact form.
Thomson Reuters has released the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) and the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) on its InCites platform. This launch is part of a larger strategy to introduce InCites as single environment for research and bibliometric assessment and evaluation. In addition, the data from JCR and ESI will be integrated more prominently into the Web of Science. For an example, check out the "Highly Cited" icon or the "View Journal Information" section on this WoS Full Record page.
Users of the Max Planck Society may access ESI and JCR on both platforms until end of 2014 via the URLs provided below. From January 2015 onwards, both resources will be available via InCites only.
Journal Citation Reports
Essential Science Indicators
Training videos are available for JCR on InCites and ESI on InCites.
Login Information: IP authentication has been setup for InCites,
but the platform still requires an explicit Sign-In. Therefore a login screen will be displayed when you enter InCites for the first time. From here you may select the "Continue without signing in" link if you do not wish to register for a personal account.
Please see http://vlib.mpg.de/start?title=WoK for Web of Knowledge databases as available in vLib.
As a consequence of an unexpected change of web services (i.e. services required by vLib to search databases in the background, and present results), Web of Science databases (e.g. A&HCI, SCI, SSCI) are no longer searchable through a single resource – see Web of Science – hence no vLib search checkbox is available for Web of Science at the moment.
In addition, integration of remaining WoK databases (Biosis Previews, INSPEC, Zoological Record) has turned out to be problematic and error-prone (at least INSPEC search had to be switched off entirely, investigation is continuing).
Please drop us a comment if you appreciate a stable, cross-searchable interface to search WoK databases in vLib.
Thank you in advance,
The vLib project team
Wouldn’t it be nice if the MPG/SFX service menu for a specific journal article includes a link to the corresponding record in the Web of Science – to provide you with an easy option to lookup cited references, citing articles and related publications? It took us a while to implement, but we finally came up with this:
Example MPG/SFX menu: http://tinyurl.sfx.mpg.de/q45l
The target title ("Web of Science") links to the appropriate full record view and the "Times Cited" count to the citing articles page in the Web of Science (WoS). Please note that access to the WoS database requires a subscription, but all users from the Max Planck Society should have access from their workplace.
The above information is fetched on request by using Thomson Reuters new Links Article Match Retrieval Service (AMR). Our implementation for SFX is a bit preliminary and the service fails to identify the WoS record under certain circumstances (e.g inaccurate or incomplete metadata). Some detailed testing will be done next week, but your feedback is always welcomed!