Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Searching ISI Web of Knowledge - Widgets, Gadgets - Additional Tools.

These Tools allows a user to conduct a Topic search across the ISI Web of Knowledge and easily perform an 'All Databases search' (which will be over the Web of Science databases, BIOSIS and MEDLINE).

Web Browser search extension.

The search extension allows an 'All Databases search' directly from the browser's search bar (N.B. only FireFox 2 and above and IE 7 and above are supported.)

Internet Explorer at:

Firefox at:

Note - there is also an add-on for Firefox that searches Thomson Reuters' Master Journal List at:

The ISI Web of Knowledge Widget - Desktop.

For an icon downloaded directly to your desktop for searching ISI Web of Knowledge. Search terms can be entered directly into the box.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

call for papers - International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics

paper/abstract submission for The International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2010
(April 6 -9, 2010 - Orlando, Florida, USA).

Deadlines and other details re submission at

Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Seminars - Research into Teaching and Learning

A new seminar series will run on the last Wednesday of each month between October and May, at 12.30 till 2 in the seminar room in Simon Laurie House, School of Education. Members of the University are welcome. For further information, contact Lindsay Paterson in the School of Education.

The seminars for session 2009-2010 are as follows; staff giving the seminars are in the School of Education except where stated otherwise:

28 October: Lyn Tett and Jenny Hounsell, "Support and progression issues for non-traditional students: some findings from the study of the experiences of students who entered the College of Humanities and Social Science directly from Further Education".

25 November: Ava Blass, Educational Coordinator, MSc in Translational Medicine. Title to be announced.

27 January: Rowena Arshad, "Teacher Education Students' Understanding of Social Justice Issues".

24 February: Siân Bayne and Jen Ross, "Researching teaching using virtual ethnography".

31 March: Charles Anderson, Kate Day and Hamish Macleod, "Evaluating a large-scale learning and teaching initiative : issues, challenges and strategies".

28 April: Zoe Williamson, final title to be announced, on the theme of "Becoming a researcher: the impact of self-study on practice".

26 May: George Meldrum and Catherine Morgan, a topic to be confirmed on cross curricular teaching and learning in science and geography.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Text Mining for Scholarly Communications and Repositories Joint Workshop

28-29 October
Manchester Interdisciplinary BioCentre,
University of Manchester.

The Workshop is being co-hosted by the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM)and UKOLN.

The Keynote presentation titled "eScience and Semantic Computing" will be given by Professor Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft External Research.

A full Programme of international speakers and the registration form are available at