Scopus and Metrics: Finding Impact Data for Journals, Authors, and Institutions
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This course is part of the Des Moines University Library Nerdfest Series.
Des Moines University faculty and staff.
This class will introduce you to the key elements you and your students need to know to help you accomplish your clinical, research, and educational goals.
Scopus is an interdisciplinary citation database of peer‐reviewed literature, featuring smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Journal and author metrics are used to try to quantify the research impact of a publication or authors work. Referred to as the impact factor, these calculations attempt to provide context for the scientific importance, or relevance of a journal or of a researcher's publication.
By the end of class participants will be able to independently explain key concepts and/or perform the following skills as indicated by the observation of the instructor and student’s self‐assessment:
- Define Metrics in the context of Journal impact factor and article level/citation impact factor.
- Demonstrate how to build an effective search for journals, authors, and institutions.
- Practice saving your search results and search strategies in My List and My Scopus.
- Identify how to locate further training materials from the DMU library at http://lib.dmu.edu/db/scopus as well as from Elsevier at http://www.journalmetrics.com/about‐scopus.php.
Rebecca Hines, MLIS
Education Librarian, Des Moines University
Ms. Hines indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
ACRL Information Literacy
- Standard Two: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently (2, 5)
Fundamental Osteopathic Medical Competency Domains: Guidelines for Osteopathic Medical Licensure and the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine
- Application of Knowledge for Osteopathic Medical Practice (3.1.3, 3.2.2)
- Practice‐Based Learning and Improvement in Osteopathic Medicine (4.7.1)
- Professionalism in the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine (6.5.1)
National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Health Leadership Competency Model
- Information Seeking (L11.4, L11.5)
The American Physical Therapy Association 2014 Strategic Plan
- Professional Excellence Goal 3.c
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants: Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession
- Practice‐Based Learning and Improvement
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: MPH Core Competency Model
- Communication and Informatics
Continuing Education Credit
- DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s).
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-A CME credit(s).
- Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
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