Keeping score of CiteScore

By Karen Gutzman, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University | June 14, 2017

11,000+ titles with a CiteScore and no Journal Impact Factor

Journal-based metrics can help determine the overall quality of a communication channel. A key metric for many years has been the Journal Impact Factor by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). In December 2016, Elsevier introduced a comparative metric called CiteScore, which is part of a family of journal-based metrics.

CiteScore™ metrics resources for LibGuides

By Colleen DeLory, Elsevier | June 12, 2017

CiteScore Infographic

Are you interested in learning more about CiteScore metrics and then sharing that information with your researchers or other librarians and information professionals? The Scopus Team has put together some great resources that you can link to or download and use within your LibGuides, instruction, blogs and other outreach activities. 

Eureka points on the Research Assessment Metrics Timeline

By Marianne Parkhill, Research Metrics Community & Adoption, Elsevier | June 1, 2017

Crop of research assessment metrics timeline

Spanning seven decades, the Research Assessment Metrics Timeline looks at pivotal events from Eugene Garfield’s introduction of citation indexing to the creation of 88+ million DOIs. In this inside look at the development of the timeline, discover the eureka moments of one of its creators.

Building a successful liaison program from the ground up

By Karen Stanley Grigg, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries | May 30, 2017

Liaison librarian and science faculty symbols

It is always challenging to begin a liaison position in an academic library and make connections. Learn how this liaison librarian began integrating library instruction into the curriculum, offering services to faculty and students, and engaging library users outside the classroom. 

Today’s researchers are obliged to include a variety of metrics in their applications for grant funding, and promotion and tenure files. They also develop online profiles to enhance their reputation and attract collaborators. Whether welcome or worrisome, researcher profiles and metrics have become commonplace. So how can librarians help?

Are you a medical librarian attending the MLA '17 Annual Meeting? Elsevier cordially invites you to join us for our annual Luncheon for Medical Librarians concurrent with the 2017 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Seattle.

In this webinar librarians share their inspiration and process for developing high-impact library services. Learn how library instruction can be aligned with the AAC&U's high-impact educational practices, how a medical library established a systematic review service and how a law librarian helps faculty get published faster.

Each page of the literature search handout can stand alone or be used together as a teaching tool that covers: keywords, operators and filters; search tools; types of literature; how to evaluate information; and how to organize research.

To librarians from a PhD researcher

By Christian DeFeo, Elsevier | Apr 4, 2017

Christian DeFeo, PhD

Doing two PhDs has given the author a unique perspective on the work of a researcher. He notes that while the research environment is ever changing, what remains critical and constant is the support he's received from librarians. In this article, he explores some of the recommended tools and advice they dispensed.

Knowledge discovery through text analytics: advances, challenges and opportunities

By Akhilesh K.S. Yadav, Tata Institute of Social Sciences | Mar 1, 2017

Text mining for patterns and trends

Text mining or text analytics is the analysis of unstructured data contained in natural language text. Akhilesh Yadav, MLIS faculty, interviews Gabe Ignatow, a sociology professor and co-author of Text Mining: A Guidebook for the Social Sciences, about this important research method.