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A brief history of your h-index

Join campus Columbo Professor Jeff Ollerton on an intrepid adventure to calculate the evolution* of his Web of Science h-index, using nothing more than an online database, an export file and a copy of Excel and some coffee.

It’s unfortunate that this isn’t a built-in function, because it’s interesting information that wouldn’t be too difficult for WoS to provide. But Jeff has a straightforward* procedure for extracting and presenting the data, and his post also discusses the value of the exercise beyond academic curiosity.

* Use of term may not be scientifically accurate. Sorry, Jeff.

‘Just About…’: YouTube researcher tips from University of Warwick

University of Warwick library have launched Just About…, a new YouTube channel for sharing short tips and guides for researchers, based on their information skills workshops. Among the initial offerings is a guide to setting up alerts in Web of Knowledge and Google, which any researcher may find useful.

Don’t forget that University of Northampton research training videos are also available through the NILE RES001 module – new additions are posted to our Training category.

Thumbnail image: Hungarian television set from 1959 by Takkk via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons)