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A.M. Al-Refai Library Organizes WOS, JCR, and Endnote Workshops

11 December 2018 to 25 December 2018

GUST’s A.M. Al-Refai Library welcomed Iulian Herciu, Consultant and Client Education Specialist at Clarivate Analytics, to deliver three workshops to faculty and staff. These workshops offered updates on new features and content of Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and EndNote; all useful in identifying relevant documents, finding the optimal journal to publish, organizing of research articles and citing literature in research papers. The workshops were held in collaboration with Virtus National General Trading & Cont. Co. WLL.



The first workshop, Web of Science, taught attendees how to find what is essential to a research project in Web of Science, how to use the power of citations to establish links between publications and subjects, and gave updates on citation analysis and reporting. 


The second workshop, Journal Citation Reports, highlighted more efficient ways of navigating the web to find the most relevant journal profiles, how to find top journals in any field, and how to compare journals in terms of relevance, prominence, and other factors. This workshop was especially useful to those with their own research projects and published journal articles.



The final workshop, focusing on EndNote Online, gave an overview of the services that EndNote offers including the built-in bibliography program and how it can be utilized to its full potential. It also taught participants how to collect, manage, and format references for a well-rounded and organized research project. 


These workshops gave a lot of valuable information that can improve not only the way our Library runs, but also how professors and students use online journals for research.