News from the Library

Discover more literature and be aware of the most popular articles!

For years particle physicists have  enjoyed monitoring the most cited articles thanks to the Spires system. This is obviously an important feature that is also carried forward by Inspire, a system currently available in its beta version. For colleagues based at CERN working in closely related disciplines or in technological areas, no system has been available to monitor the most cited articles within the various specific topics. As a result of the rapid changes in the information landscape, the Library is currently streamlining the set of databases CERN subscribes to. In this context the Library is now making  different services available for site-wide evaluation.

Thomson Web of Knowledge is a platform that integrates over 100 years of scientific literature and citations, covering more than 256 disciplines. This tool offers various interesting features, including the citation report, which can be a good source of help for fellows and researchers when preparing job applications.

Elsevier's SCOPUS is another abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature going back as far as 1823. This resource, like Web of Knowledge, indexes not only journal articles but also book series or websites and provides a large choice of personalization features.

All CERN users  currently have the possibility to test both these resources unti 10 June 2010 for SCOPUS and 15 July 2010 for Web of Knowledge. Don't hesitate to try them outand give your feedback to

More info about Web of Knowledge is available at
A training session on Web of Knowledge will be organized on Tuesday 25 May 2010 at 09:30 in Room 60-6-015.

More info about SCOPUS is available:
A training session on SCOPUS will be organized on Friday 28 May 2010 at 10:00 in Room 513-1-027.

Everyone is welcome to participate! Please send an e-mail to to register for eitherof these training sessions.

by CERN Library