Collexis is a simple but powerful navigation tool that accumulates expertise profiles of a researcher or clinician in the life sciences based on the ideas in their publications and funded grants. In addition to highlighting individual research expertise, Collexis maps connections among WSU and HFHS researchers to assist in identifying potential collaborators both internally and at other organizations. This tool can also aid in finding mentors and key knowledge holders, ultimately making connections between faculty, students, and staff easier. Profiles are automatically updated weekly with the most recent PubMed publications and NIH-funded grants, so no faculty input or management is required.
Hands-on tutorial sessions will be held to introduce users to the system. Attendees will learn more about the content within Collexis, search features, and more about how this tool can be useful. At the end of the session, attendees will be able to independently navigate the database using the three key networks:
- Institutional – shows information across all of the units within the institution as represented by all of the researchers in the tool.
- Departmental – inter-departmental connections and intra-departmental linkages can be made which explores expertise inside each department
- Individual – individual expertise, connections, co-author networks and similar experts are shown for each researcher in the tool, based on publications and grants that are updated automatically.
The session presenters are:
Knowledge Solutions Leader
Coordinator, Reference & Research Services
Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library
The sessions will be held on the following dates in the Mazurek Medical Education Commons building, 320 E. Canfield, Room 325:
Thursday, May 13 – 1:00 – 3:00
Wednesday, June 30, 2:00 – 4:00
Thursday, July 29 – 1:00 – 3:00
Registration is required for these sessions. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Collexis, please visit: http://www.researchprofiles.collexis.com/wayne
For questions please call Kathy Beard, 313-993-4539 or email email@example.com