Ciência da Informação
Print version ISSN 0100-1965
ORTIZ, Lúcia Cunha; ORTIZ, Wilson Aires and SILVA, Sergio Luis da. Alternative tools for computer-assisted monitoring and mapping of knowledge. Ci. Inf. [online]. 2002, vol.31, n.3, pp. 66-76. ISSN 0100-1965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-19652002000300007.
Analysis of information is an excellent strategy for Monitoring, Research and Development in all branches of knowledge. This work was developed using Web of Science's database, from ISI (Institute for Scientific Information). The main objective was to establish an alternative method employing electronic tools in computer-assisted monitoring of information and its bibliometric analysis. Also used were the software Word, Excel, Reference Manager and Origin. As an application example, the method was applied to the area of Product Development, and the output results of the research were a list of keywords, a relation of the most important journals in the area, the most productive authors, and an indication of the most frequent partnerships among them.
Keywords : Information monitoring; Bibliometry; Information science.