Monday, January 31, 2011

Publish or Perish analyzes Google Scholar citations

Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following statistics:

• Total number of papers
• Total number of citations
• Average number of citations per paper
• Average number of citations per author
• Average number of papers per author
• Average number of citations per year
• Hirsch's h-index and related parameters
• The contemporary h-index
• Two variations of individual h-indices
• An analysis of the number of authors per paper.

Publish or Perish (PoP) is designed to empower academics to present their own research impact to advantage. Each discipline or research field has different publication patterns and arguably the established citation indexes Web of Science and Scopus comprehensively harvest bibliometic information from science, technology and medicine. However Publish or Perish does offer researchers another option to calculate research performance using Google Scholar data.

The Publish or Perish website has a variety of interesting papers and reports about citation and bibliometrics. PoP is free to download from the site.

Over 700 free healthcare eBooks at NCBI

Access Full Text Life Science and Healthcare Texts Using A New NCBI Bookshelf Homepage

The NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) has released a new version of their "Bookshelf" homepage.

The Bookshelf provides access to more than 770 free (full-text) items including biomedical textbooks, other scientific titles, some genetic resources, such as Gene Review, and NCBI help manuals.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Search our electronic books in the catalogue

RCSI Library now has hundreds of electronic books in surgery, medicine and pharmacology.

You can search a separate subset of the main catalogue to find our electronic books.

Go to the catalogue choose
Other RCSI Library Catalogues and select the eBooks