Citation Reports in Web of Science

There is a now a way to generate reports of bibliographic references with annual statistics for the numbers of citing papers called Citation Reports. It is offered through ISI’s Web of Knowledge (Web of Science, or Science Citation Index, to name the original print version).
Here are the steps:
1. Open the database from the Library’s Homepage by choosing “Articles and Databases”, then looking under “W” for Web of Science.
2. Make any refinements such as topical segments or years.
3. Click on “General Search” button (at top).
4. Run an author search, or use the new tool “Author Finder” to run a more refined author search.
5. After the results finish appearing, simply click on the Citation Report button (at the right).

Ask a librarian if there are any questions or problems, or write to this blog!

National Academy of Engineering has new President

From: What’s New@The, April 27, 2007

NAE Elects President, Foreign Secretary, and Councillors
Charles Vest has been elected as the new president of the National Academy of Engineering. Vest, a mechanical engineer, is president emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Foreign secretary George Bugliarello and councillor Lawrence Papay were re-elected, and Linda Abriola, Ruth David, and Charles Elachi were elected as new councillors. All terms begin on July 1.”


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Engineering Sciences, journal of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

CAE’s Engineering Sciences will be published by Springer beginning in Jan., 2008. “Engineering Sciences is a comprehensive and high-level academic journal for the engineering science and technology communities in China. The journal’s international editorial board includes experts from the US, the UK, Europe and China. Springer will publish the journal in both electronic and print formats four times a year. The online version will be available on SpringerLink, Springer’s online information platform. Springer is one of the world’s leading providers of Chinese research literature, and the new journal will further strengthen its presence in the market.”
Source: Knowledgespeak newsletter Apr.20, 2007

Click here to read the original press release.

SCITOPIA, a sci-tech vertical portal coming in June

The original press release can be found at This federation of databases will provide free access to 3 million bibliographic records over the last 150 years of the research most cited in scholarly journals and patents. The original group of 13 societies plan to invite others to join. The founding partners are:

Engineering Case Studies

Engineering Case Studies
“This is a collection of information on engineering cases. These are accounts of real engineering projects that are written for use in engineering education. The accounts are not highly technical, and are quite readable by those with the appropriate interest.”
– Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Carleton University
This site also includes links for instructions about writing engineering case studies, as well as links with suggestions for use of engineering case studies in education.