Eugene Garfield - Scientific Information Pioneer
Three of Eugene Garfield's contributions to information science have strongly influenced me. The first was
practical. Current Contents provided journal contents in a simple, regular and comprehensive format . The second, indexing articles by their bibliographies, sounds trivial but creates profoundly useful networks and statistics. The third, discussing information issues directly with working scientists, has changed scientific literature from a static archive to a living body of knowledge.
Eugene Garfield home page - biography - The 1957 Dorking conference
Eugene Garfield interviewed by Istvan Hargittai, Interview at Password
Web Of Knowledge: Tribute To A Man And His Work
Essays of an Information Scientist - good reads (many excellent), browse titles
The library as world brain
Garfield essay on principles of citation indexing
Making acquisition decisions
Quick and dirty search strategies
Would Mendel have been ignored if SCI were available?
What is a significant journal?
50 most cited journals (1972)
Citation frequency - what is it good for?
Citation classics - Commentaries on individual classics are now online. These were wonderful illustrations of scientific creativity and quirkiness.
Putting scientific information to work - videos 1, 2, 3
How to use SCI - video 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Social Sciences Citation index demo - video
How to use Web of Science - video
Web of Science @ Thomson Reuters - video
Science Citation Index, Garfield interview video
Web of Science - tutorial
History of Citation Indexing
Using Citation Indexes (UTA)
Using citations to determine impacts of articles and journals