Eugene Garfield
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
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.
Garfield essay on principles of citation indexing

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