Archive for March 2009
Probably the only blogs portal which makes sense for Scientists, mainly because it promotes combination of blogs and peer-reviewed journals
Despite a very limited content, the concept of this engine is really promising:
Further info on the Yale project:
Among this list, I would recommend:
– In the pipeline
“Scientists now read 25 per cent more articles from almost twice as many journals than they did six years ago“…
It is an ongoing challenge for them to keep up-to-date on research developments in their field, and identify relevant research to support their own studies without spending too much time gathering irrelevant information. One solution to this is a combination of accurate information sourcing and sharing, resulting in ‘collective intelligence’..
The full-article, mentioning the social bookmarking service 2collab, from Elsevier:
Althought scientific computing oriented, this article gave a good definition of what the concept of SI could be: “let’s coin a new phrase – science intelligence (SI). SI is close to a mirror image of business intelligence (BI). (…)The objective of SI is to conduct “smart” science that efficiently uses information resources to understand specific science domains and progress toward useful applications based on that understanding.”
Richard Hackathorn. Science Intelligence. Can a Business Intelligence Approach Enable “Smart” Science?. Information Management Magazine, August 1, 2005. Online:
Scopus is rated SMART CHOICE by Information World Review NetUser:
SITE DESIGN: 4/5
INFORMATON DEPTH: 5/5
Scopus is an immensely useful resource that draws on a vast range of publications. Its search functionality is, for the main part, easy to use and requires no prior knowledge on the part of the user. While the Advanced Search option is a little trickier, it doesn’t take long to get used to, and the level of refinement it offers is worth making the effort. The ability to save searches and to receive updates are excellent time-saving features. All in all, Scopus is an invaluable tool for the serious researcher.