Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Web of Science & Journal Citation Reports

Are you a student or faculty member who needs to do a citation search? Do you need to find impact factors for journals? Are you applying for promotion or tenure?

Unfortunately, our library doesn't currently subscribe to the Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports databases, but, we have good news! They are available at the New York Public Library (NYPL).

Web of Science provides access to the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Journal Citation Reports allows you to find impact factors for a diversity of journals.

NYPL is a public library, so you can walk in and use the resources. Just remember that sometimes there may be a waiting list for computer use. The NYPL research libraries are excellent, and the librarians there are very knowledgeable and helpful.

There are two NYPL research libraries that are very easy to get to from Hoboken - check out the Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL, located at 34th Street and Madison Avenue) and the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (located at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue).

Be sure to check the NYPL website for library hours and directions to the library before you make the trip. You can use the PATH train or NJ Transit bus to get you close to these libraries.

People who are not New York residents may pay a $100 annual fee to obtain a NYPL card, so as to access NYPL online research resources remotely. Check out their website for more information.

Ask a Librarian here at the Stevens Library if you have any questions!

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