Got data:? Announcing the Beta launch of openICPSR – ICPSR’s Public Access Data Collection

ICPSR recently announced that openICPSR has launched in its Beta form for use by member institutions. The service is found at: www.openicpsr.org

openICPSR is a research data-sharing service for the social and behavioral sciences. Because depositors pay to deposit research data and documentation, the service allows the public to access research data at no charge. openICPSR assists researchers in meeting requirements for public access to federally funded research data. It ensures that data depositors fulfill public-access requirements of grant and contract RFPs.

openICPSR will run in beta form through June 2014. During the beta period, researchers at member institutions are welcome to self-deposit data and documentation free of charge. Beginning in July 2014, the service will open to the public and the fee for self-deposits will be $600 US per project.

Please contact Annelise Sklar for the members-only promotion code.

Please note that professional curation deposits are not included in the openICPSR free offer. Researchers desiring professional curation with public access should contact ICPSR for a quote at deposit@icpsr.umich.edu or 734-647-2200.

openICPSR will continue to add functionality over the course of the next several months; however, self-deposits, when published, will indeed be available to the public, assigned a DOI, and cataloged. (One exception is the deposit of restricted-use data. These data will be accepted, assigned a DOI, and cataloged; however, restricted-use data will not be distributed until later in the year and then via our virtual data enclave (VDE) with a nominal charge to the data requester.)

Scopus Workshop, 3/12

Please join us for a workshop to learn how Scopus, a citation/abstract database of 50+ million records, with additional tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It’s strongest journal coverage is in science and engineering, but it also indexes social science, arts, and humanities journals.

Wednesday, March 12, 1-2pm, Geisel Library, Room 274
Registration link here, and seating is limited
Faculty, students, staff welcome

At the workshop you’ll learn how to use Scopus to:

  • Find the latest research in your field
  • Find other researchers doing work like yours
  • Find the best journal to submit your work
  • Find out who is citing your work

This workshop will also cover how to use Scopus to track, analyze and visualize research, how Scopus uses ORCID to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications, and how to use Mendeley as a reference manager to make the process of writing papers more efficient.

The UC Libraries have trial access to Scopus for 2014. Your feedback is essential in helping us determine if we can and should continue access beyond this year. We encourage you to try Scopus and send us your feedback.

Survival and Death: What Made you Know the Nazis Would Kill you? – with Peter Gourevitch

20140212_hlhwIn this talk Peter Gourevitch explores the dynamics of “lessons to be learned” from the Holocaust. Drawing on the experience of a grandmother who fled and survived in the United States, and an uncle who stayed and died in Auschwitz, he discusses information that made some perceive the danger and others to ignore it. What factors made his grandmother sense the danger, and her brother  neglect it?

peter.gourevitchA political scientist and professor emeritus at UC San Diego, Gourevitch emphasizes the role political activism played in alerting some individuals to the impending threat from the destruction of democracy.

Sponsored by Charlie Robins

When: Wednesday March 12, 2014, 5 pm

Where: UC San Diego, Geisel Library, Seuss room

Who: everyone welcome – refreshments provided

For more information contact the program coordinator Susanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661 or visit our website at libraries.ucsd.edu/hlhw.

Web of Science – New Look + New Databases

Thomson Reuters just released a new search interface for Web of Science. To see a quick tour of the changes, check out their short video on YouTube. There are additional videos that cover the basic Web of Science functions: searching, refining, cited reference searching, alerts, and exporting references.

And this year, the UC Libraries and California Digital Library have licensed more databases from Thomson Reuters as part of the Web of Science Core Collection.

WEB OF SCIENCE CORE COLLECTION – Default Search

Along with the familiar Science/Social Science/Arts & Humanities Citation Indexes, these databases are now included in your search. All databases will be searched, unless you specify otherwise.

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Indexes conference proceedings (12,000 conferences, 400,000 records/year) going back to 1990, with the same citation reference searching as you get in Science Citation Index
  • Book Citation Index – Indexes 40,000 books (10,000 to be added/year) to add more than 15 million cited references to Web of Science. 40% of the books are in the natural sciences.
  • Index Chemicus – Indexes more than 100 organic chemistry journals to provide coverage of novel compounds. You can search by text (including compound/reaction data) or structure/substructure. Along with the bibliographic, cited reference information, and citation alert functionality you expect from Web of Science, you’ll also get graphical summaries and reaction diagrams.  – Should be searched with Current Chemical Reactions.
  • Current Chemical Reactions – Indexes more than a million synthetic reactions from 100+ organic chemistry journals. You can search by text (including compound/reaction data) or structure/substructure. Along with the typical bibliographic and cited reference information, and citation alert functionality you get in Web of Science, you’ll also get complete reaction diagrams and critical conditions. – Should be searched with Index Chemicus.
screencap of Web of Science Core Collection Databases screencap of Web of Science search options

New Databases for Patents, Data, Current Awareness

Along with Web of Science’s new look and added content, UCSD now has access to more databases from Thomson Reuters, which can be searched individually or in combination with the other databases by selecting the All Databases option once you’re in Web of Science.

DERWENT INNOVATIONS INDEX

Patent and citation searching for chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering inventions. Covers more than 14 million basic inventions from 40 worldwide patent-issuing authorities. Patent coverage back to 1963, citation coverage back to 1973.

DATA CITATION INDEX

Fully indexes a significant number of the world’s leading data repositories of critical interest to the scientific community, including over two million data studies and datasets. The records for the datasets, which include authors, institutions, keywords, citations and other metadata, are connected to related peer-reviewed literature indexed in Web of Science and the other databases.

CURRENT CONTENTS CONNECT

Current awareness database that provides easy Web access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from more than 7,000 relevant, evaluated websites. To browse by journal, select Browse Journals under the Basic Search option.

Screencap of Web of Science Databases

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