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Database Evaluation Form: Web of Science (WoS)

The WSU Libraries and WSU Center for Teaching and Research Excellence is currently sponsoring a trial of Web of Science (WoS). Your feedback on your experience with this database is important to us and will help us determine whether or not it would be a valuable addition to our electronic collection. Please take a moment to fill out the evaluation.

     1.  What do you like most about Web of Science (WoS)?

     2.  What do you like least about WoS?

     3.  Did you find working with WoS:
Easy - with no explanation necessary
Somewhat easy - with some explanation necessary
Difficult - with a lot of explanation necessary

     4.  Did WoS meet your information needs?    Yes      No

          If yes, how? 

          If no, why not? 

     5.   Did you use WoS to do a citation search for your tenure, promotion, or
           incentive review file?  
          Yes      No

    6.   Did you attend one of the WoS workshops for tenure and promotion
          candidates offered by the Library in August?   
         Yes     No

    7.  Did you attend the "Lunch and Learn" presentation on WoS on Oct. 10?  
          Yes     No

    8.  In principle, would you support a campus-wide purchase of WoS with the
        costs shared among the WSU Libraries and colleges?  
         Yes    No    Maybe   



    10. Your department:



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