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As a professor at Lafayette College, Elaine Reynolds is well aware of the vast amount of misleading information in online sources. This impediment to accurate and efficient discovery is exacerbated by the search tools and sources she sees students using, such as Google Search and freely available yet unauthoritative pages.


WEBINAR Sept. 29 | Literature search on a connected path

With Elaine Reynolds, Lafayette College; Rick Misra, Elsevier | Sept 5, 2017

Literature search on a connected path webinar presenters: Elaine Reynolds and Rick Misra

“What if researchers could have a Wikipedia-like experience that was streamlined and trusted?” This is the question that led two neuroscientists on a fascinating journey to improve literature search, from exploring users’ needs to applying cutting edge technologies.

WEBINAR Oct. 19 | Librarians and APIs 101: overview and use cases

With Christina Harlow, Library Data Specialist; Jonathan Hartmann, Georgetown University Medical Center; Robert Phillips, University of Florida | Sept 5, 2017

Library Connect Webinar presenters on APIs: Christina Marie Harlow, Jonathan Hartmann, Robert V Phillips

Get an overview of APIs within a library context from learning how to get access to tools that work with APIs to a sampling of use cases including text mining for clinical applications and updating an institutional repository.

“A good one”: Meet Elsevier’s new VP of global library relations

By Colleen DeLory, Library Connect Editor | Aug 15, 2017

Jean Shipman

Jean Shipman takes on role as Elsevier ambassador to the library community.

Partnering to support grant-funded research: learn the jargon and look for needs

By Nina Exner, North Carolina A&T State University | July 17, 2017

Research Funding Process

Librarian-led grant support initiatives can build when we: learn the language of funded research, align grant-seekers’ needs with librarians’ skills and engage sponsored research professionals with specific offers of support.

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?