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RefViz

by Thomson - ISI Researchsoft

Data visualization and analysis software from the makers of EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager

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RefViz is an essential tool designed to help researchers evaluate references easily, plan future projects and publish their work.
  • RefViz provides users with a powerful way to explore reference literature visually. It analyzes large numbers of references by thematic content and presents an at-a-glance overview of the main topics discussed in the reference set.
  • RefViz allows researchers to cast a wider net when searching the literature, broaden their understanding of a field, and easily focus on areas of interest.
  • RefViz creates overviews of literature search results from popular databases such as ISI Web of Science, OCLC, and PubMed; or bibliographic management software?EndNote, ProCite and Reference Manager.
  • Used together with EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager, RefViz provides an additional level of analysis to existing reference collections and lets users find the most relevant citations for their papers.

Today?s academicians, students and researchers are faced with an overwhelming amount of information to review. RefViz is text analysis and visualization software designed to facilitate the comprehension of literature.

How does it work?
RefViz processes each dataset with an unbiased review of all terms found in the title and abstract/notes fields. It essentially groups the literature the same way you would stack papers. Two visualizations are provided to review the literature: the galaxy and the matrix.


The Galaxy view
RefViz analyzes large numbers of references by thematic content and presents an at-a-glance overview of the main topics discussed in the reference set. The Galaxy view organizes references into groups according to how they are related conceptually.

The Galaxy view at the right shows the results of searching for a term throughout the dataset.


The Matrix view
RefViz highlights associations between terms by presenting a review of which subjects tend to be discussed together in the literature (terms vs. terms), or an overview of the major concepts discussed across groups (terms vs. groups).

Red cells at the intersection of the columns and rows indicate the corresponding terms are often discussed together in the reference set.
Blue cells indicate few references contain both terms.
White cells indicate no significant association in either direction.


Publish your results faster
  • Create overviews of literature search results from popular databases such as ISI Web of Science, OCLC, and PubMed, or bibliographic management software?EndNote«, ProCite« and Reference Manager«.
  • Used together with EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager, RefViz provides an additional level of analysis to existing reference collections and lets users find the most relevant citations for their papers.

RefViz System Requirements

Windows:

  • Windows NT/2000/ME/XP
  • Pentium 3 or higher, 1 GHz recommended (200 MHz minimum)
  • 256MB RAM recommended (128MB minimum)
  • 1GB free disk space (100 MB minimum)
  • 1024x768 monitor resolution (800x600 minimum)

Mac OSX:

  • Power Mac G5 (runs slower on G4)
  • Note: RefViz requires JAVA 1.4.1 or later
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 1GB free disk space (100 MB minimum)
 
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