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Research Week: Using SciVal for Academics
Thu 20 April 2017, 11:00 – 12:30 BST
***Please note that Research Week is an Internal event for Univeristy of Stirling staff only***
Help to stay up to date with your field and learn how to using Elsevier’s Scopus and SciVal tools for scholarly purposes.
Join Matt Walker for this introductory session that will provide an overview of Elsevier’s Scopus and SciVal tools, which University of Stirling subscribes to, and explains how they can be effectively used by researchers and academics. The session will cover:
1. A brief introduction to Scopus and its coverage.
2. How to stay up to date in your field, how to personalise Scopus and set alerts to save you time finding relevant information
3. Advanced search tips for in-depth literature searches, how to analyse and export information, and create lists.
4. How to view citation trends for a set of documents, find all publications citing a specific document (or set of documents) and discover the overall impact of publications in a research area.
5. Author Profiles and ORCID. Why it is important to check your Author profile and how to use author search/ find future collaborators / competitors on your topic.
6. Creating Research Areas in SciVal to explore topics and identify key authors and institutions.
7. Looking for new collaborators and potential competitors in SciVal Collaboration module.
8. Benchmarking yourself against others for grant applications and promotion panels.
Attendees should be confident to make a start using both tools after the session.
Dr Matt Walker is a Customer Consultant within Elsevier’s Research Intelligence team. He joined Elsevier in 2014 and supports customers in the UK and Ireland where he advises on the effective use of publication metrics and the usage of SciVal; a tool that enables users to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyse research trends. He studied Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford before undertaking a PhD in Ecology at Imperial College London. After completing his studies, he worked in consultancy before spending over a decade in Higher Education at the universities of York and Manchester. Latterly he was responsible for providing analysis and information to facilitate The University of Manchester’s engagement with business.