The Ph.D. Program in History

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Mina Rees Library | Workshops | Week of February 22, 2021

Advanced Web of Science Searching

February 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This workshop will go into detail on using Web of Science for citation searching and results analysis. These tools allow users to track the impact of articles and ideas through time, which is an efficient method of finding large amounts of relevant information. This workshop is part of the Science Research Workshop Series. It is geared to science students and faculty but open to all.

Research Metrics: What They Mean and What They Don’t

February 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

How important is a certain article? How influential is a certain scholar? How good is a certain journal? These are complex questions that require nuanced answers. Nevertheless, there is widespread interest in, and reliance on, research metrics that attempt to answer these qualitative questions with simple numbers.

In this workshop, co-taught by Jill Cirasella (GC) and Margaret Smith (NYU), we will examine how Journal Impact Factor, h-index, and other metrics are calculated, and discuss what they do and don’t communicate about a work, a researcher, or a journal. We will also look at various problems with citation-based metrics, including the “gender citation gap.” Finally, we will explore strategies and tools for better capturing and communicating your scholarly impact, and for giving scholarly credit more equitably.

Open Knowledge Intensive: Presenting Abolition Science Radio

February 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a lively conversation featuring the Abolition Science Radio team, LaToya Strong, Aderinsola Gilbert, and Atasi Das. Abolition Science Radio envisions a science and math delinked from racial capitalism, imperialism, and oppression—a science and math that serves all people and is openly accessible online. During this interactive event, we will discuss the overlap between abolitionist practice and open pedagogy. This event is supported by a Doctoral Curriculum Enhancement Grant through the Publics Lab, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.