OME Fellows: Medical Education Research Guide

Resources for searching for topics relevant to medical education

About Web of Science

The original citation index - easily track citations, useful for faculty to track their work

Works with EndNote - integrated throughout, easily save citations to EndNote online or EndNote desktop. More on EndNote here

Quotation Marks - works with "phrases in quotes"

Searches multiple indices - Example: search MEDLINE and Web of Science Core Collection simultaneously

Truncation - OK to use in Web of Science as there is no controlled vocabulary



Ability to search cross discipline 

Ability to search MEDLINE

Able to handle phrase searching

Works seamlessly with EndNote

Misses articles not indexed in MEDLINE

Searches may retrieve too many results


Web of Science: Search Tools

Save Searches, create alerts: Receive email alerts to any saved query, get notified when selected articles are cited.

EndNote: Save citations to your EndNote desktop or online account directly when using the Firefox browser.

ReseacherID: Create an ID to disambiguate your work from someone else's, create an ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) account when registering for ResearcherID. More on author identifiers here.

Journal Citation Reports

Learn how to access Web of Sciences' Journal Citation Reports tool to find impact factor for journals.

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