Web of Science in Action – Adam Seidel

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to chat with Adam Seidel, a junior at Oakland University (OU) and one of the winners of the Web of Science Video Challenge contest we ran from June 1 – July 15.

Adam is a Liberal Studies major and his academic focus is a pre-medical concentration with a minor in Japanese. Adam founded the Japanese Language and Culture club at OU and had the opportunity to travel to Japan earlier this year.

When not in school, Adam devotes significant time to the people of his community. He mentors college students with disabilities at Oakland Community College as well as actively participates in organizations such as Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, Leaders of the Future, and Boy Scouts of America.  

 

Why Web of Science?

Clearly, not all of Adam’s time is spent in the lab or classroom, but when the time comes to bear down on his studies, he chooses Web of Science.

“For me, Web of Science is very easy, streamlined and user-friendly,” he says, adding that, unlike other software that can be time-consuming to learn and master, Web of Science does not entail “another 12-hour learning curve.” He is able to focus his time on the work at hand, rather than learning the software.

Through Web of Science and its unique presentation of citation links in the literature, Adam can find out which topics are important to his studies. It guides his research and helps him find other papers and topics he might not have investigated otherwise.

 

Be on the lookout!

Over the next few weeks we will be posting the rest of the interviews with the Web of Science Video Challenge winners.

 

Below is Adam's submission:

 

View our other Web of Science Video Challenge winning submissions:

Web of Science in Action – Dallon Lamarche