An Introduction to Online Data Retrieval and Issues

An Introduction to Online Data Retrieval and Issues

Sean Eom (Southeast Missouri State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-738-6.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter introduces online citation data retrieval using the Web of Science and Dialog Classic. The Web of Science provides access to multidisciplinary citation index information from approximately 8,700 high impact research journals in the world. Users can navigate to electronic full-text journal articles, with complete bibliographic data, cited reference data, and direct links to the full text. A citation index, developed by The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), is an alphabetical listing by author of all the references found in footnotes and bibliographies of journals covered in the index. This chapter overviews three search options: general search, cited reference search, and advanced search. The following section provides some useful information about the procedure to retrieve cocitaion frequency counts using Dialog Classic, using the free ONTAP® (ONline Training And Practice) site. This chapter points out several technical limitations of using ISI online citation index databases, including Multiple Authorship: all citation index files permit retrieving records only by last name and initials of first author only. Another limitation is Name-citation records by an author of the same last name and initials may not be authored by the same author. Another limitation is Synonyms: To further complicate matters, the same author’s initials can be recorded in many different ways. Some examples of synonym are Keen, P. or Keen, P. G. W. Lee, S. or Lee, S. M.
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Citation Searching Through The Web Of Science

Citation searching is a good approach when the user wants to know how many articles are citing articles of a certain author (i.e., Albert Einstein or Geraldine DeSanctis). Citation can be searched by using the Web of Science/web of knowledge or dialog classic. The Web version of SCI appeared in 1997 is the Web of Science®. The Web of Science provides access to multidisciplinary citation index information from approximately 8,700 high impact research journals in the world. Users can navigate to electronic full-text journal articles, with complete bibliographic data, cited reference data and navigation, and direct links to the full text (anonymous, 2007). The following are the features and benefits of the Web of Science® product information retrieved on June 17, 2007 from http://scientific.thomson.com/products/wos/.

Features

  • Access to the Science Citation Index® (1900-present), Social Sciences Citation Index® (1956-present), Arts & Humanities Citation Index® (1975-present), Index Chemicus® (1993-present), and Current Chemical Reactions® (1986-present), plus archives 1840 - 1985 from INPI

  • Navigate backward in time using cited references to uncover the research that influenced an author’s work

  • Navigate forward in time using Times Cited to discover the impact a paper or other published item has had on current research

  • Link to the full text of primary literature

  • Export records directly to leading biblographic management programs: EndNote®, Reference Manager® and ProCite®

  • Access groundbreaking scientific journal articles from the entire twentieth century, through the Century of Science initiative

  • Use the Analyze tool to view an analysis of search results

  • Set up citation alerts*

  • See the number of and access shared references for each related record

  • Use term lists (dictionary) for author names, cited authors, cited work, and source title

  • Take advantage of enhanced personalization features

  • Access all records retrieved by searches

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Table of Contents
Acknowledgment
Sean B. Eom
Chapter 1
Sean Eom
Author cocitation analysis (ACA) is a branch of bibliometrics. Bibliometrics/informetrics is one of the older areas of library and information... Sample PDF
An Introduction to Bibliometrics and Informetrics
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Chapter 2
Sean Eom
This chapter introduces online citation data retrieval using the Web of Science and Dialog Classic. The Web of Science provides access to... Sample PDF
An Introduction to Online Data Retrieval and Issues
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Chapter 3
Sean Eom
Virtually all ACA studies using Thomson’s ISI citation indexes used only the first author to retrieve the cocitation counts. Therefore, this has... Sample PDF
The Impact of the ISI Convention of Relying on only the Name of the First Author on ACA Results: An Empirical Investigation
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Chapter 4
Diagonal Values in ACA  (pages 91-121)
Sean Eom
Diagonal values in the cocitation frequency counts matrix are a fundamental issue in ACA study. Diagonal values are the co-citation frequency counts... Sample PDF
Diagonal Values in ACA
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Chapter 5
The Fox-Base Approach  (pages 123-136)
Sean Eom
Chapter II introduced online cocitation counts retrieval using Dialog Classic and citation index files. Certainly Dialog Classic is an attractive... Sample PDF
The Fox-Base Approach
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Chapter 6
Sean Eom
This chapter shows another alternative approach of building citation database and retrieval system using the spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel.... Sample PDF
Building Databases and the Cocitation Counts Generation System Using Microsoft Excel Program in Visual Basics
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Chapter 7
Sean Eom
The previous two chapters examined the two alternative approaches of retrieving cocitation counts using custom databases and cocitation frequency... Sample PDF
Overview of Author Cocitation Analysis Procedures
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Chapter 8
Sean Eom
This chapter describes the factor procedure. The first section of the chapter begins with the definition of factor analysis. This is the statistical... Sample PDF
Principal Component Analysis Using the Factor Procedure
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Chapter 9
Sean Eom
This chapter describes the distance and cluster procedure of the SAS system. SAS version 9 introduced the proc distance procedure. All previous... Sample PDF
The Distance and Cluster Procedure
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Chapter 10
Multidimensional Scaling  (pages 225-254)
Sean Eom
This chapter discusses multidimensional scaling (MDS) procedures. MDS is a class of multivariate statistical techniques/procedures to produce two or... Sample PDF
Multidimensional Scaling
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Chapter 11
Sean Eom
This chapter briefly introduces the use of SPSS version 15.0 to conduct ACA analysis. The SPSS accepts datafiles in many different formats including... Sample PDF
ACA Analysis with the 15.0.0 Verison of SPSS for Windows
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Chapter 12
Sean Eom
This is the capstone chapter that shows how the concepts, tools, and techniques discussed in each of the previous chapters can be applied in... Sample PDF
The Intellectual Structure of Decision Support Systems Research (1969-1989)
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Chapter 13
Sean Eom
This chapter extends an earlier benchmark study (Sean B. Eom, 1995) which examined the intellectual structure, major themes, and reference... Sample PDF
The Changing Structure of Decision Support Systems Research: An Empirical Investigation through Author Cocitation Mapping (1990-1999)
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