Research. Smarter.
Webinars to help you power through each stage of your research journey.

What is it all about?

We care about helping experts undertake better research. This webinar series is designed to help researchers, librarians and research support staff navigate the research workflow more effectively and efficiently. Each session is free and presented by experts from across the Web of Science Group demonstrating essential training, guidance, and practical tips to help you research smarter. Check back regularly to see the topics being covered each month, or register for the entire series.

Upcoming webinars


  • Journal Citation Reports
  • Friday, 22 November, 2019 | 2pm EST (New York, GMT-04:00) Presenter: Vanessa Melinson
    Learn how to analyze journal performance with and beyond Journal Impact Factors. Make better decisions about where to publish with a range of metrics and techniques thanks to our objective and independent journal intelligence.
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  • Web of Science Question and Answer Session (Q&A)
  • Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 | 2pm EST (New York, GMT-04:00) Presenter: Vanessa Melinson
    Everyone is welcome to attend this is open question-and-answer drop-in webinar, much like a professor's office hours. Drop in any time during the session to get answers about how to use Web of Science. Registration is required, but we will not share participants' identities during the call. Audio and screen sharing, if you choose to participate in either activity, will broadcast to all attendees.
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  • Open and Impactful - Using Web of Science to Reveal Your Institution's Open Access Footprint
  • Thursday, 12 December, 2019 | 2pm EST (New York, GMT-04:00) Presenter: Vanessa Melinson
    Through a partnership with Impactstory, now Our Research, Web of Science identifies article-level Open Access information across its 34,000 journals. Around 12.8 million items are currently identified as Open Access (Gold, Hybrid, Green), with links to this OA full text. Not only does this make access to free, legal article PDFs simple for faculty, researchers, and students, but it also enables librarians to do analysis of Open Access content published by their institution, including Hybrid OA articles. In this session, we will use Web of Science and InCites Benchmarking & Analytics to analyze the volume of Open Access content from an institution, as well as its impact. This analysis can inform library decisions about APC policies and journal subscriptions.
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On-Demand Recordings



  • What research are you missing?
    Tips for understanding the complete research landscape.
    From 20 June, 2019
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  • How can you be sure that you're aware of all research relevant to your field? Our experts will show you how to set up your workflow to ensure you have a simple and repeatable way of finding past and present research from across disciplines, geographies, journals, books, conference proceedings, experimental data sets, and patents. Don't miss out on important research. Set yourself up to succeed with a comprehensive, quality-controlled workflow for research discovery.


  • Journal Citation Reports: 2019 update
    From 27 June, 2019
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  • The 2019 Journal Citation Reports are coming out this month! Learn how to analyze journal performance with and beyond Journal Impact Factors. Make better decisions about where to publish with a range of metrics and techniques thanks to our objective and independent journal intelligence.


  • Research Data Exposed
    From 21 August, 2019
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  • Are you spending countless hours trying to locate data across hundreds of disparate data repositories? Join us for expert hacks on rapidly pinpointing the data you're looking for from across research data studies, data sets, software, and more.


  • How to never miss crucial life sciences research
    From 29 August, 2019
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  • Could you be missing relevant Life Sciences research? This step-by-step tutorial will demonstrate how to reinforce your research discovery arsenal with cited-reference detection and navigation across journals, meetings, books, patents, and more in the BIOSIS Citation Index.



  • Back to School: Connecting Students to Scholarly Research Fast
    From 26 September 2019
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  • Back to school; back to research! Discover high-impact practices in the Web of Science that help promote information literacy and other skills to develop student competencies for finding scholarly research.


  • What it means to be a Highly Cited Researcher
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  • Professor Jonathan Adams and David Pendlebury from the Institute for Scientific Information discuss what it means to be named a Highly Cited Researcher, the methodology, and how citation analysis, when applied correctly, can even predict Nobel Laureates.

Speakers

Vanessa Melinson  MS
Solutions Specialist
Web of Science Group

Vanessa began her career in scientific research working in academia and the pharmaceutical industry. Vanessa's experience now helps institutions and researchers master their workflow.

Tracy Matthews MSLIS
Digital Education Specialist
Web of Science Group

Tracy has extensive experience teaching best practices in literature search and analytics. Using her background in librarianship, she helps organizations tackle the information needs and challenges across scholarly communication workflows.