Document Type : Articles


1 ‎School of Health Management and ‎Information Sciences, Tehran University of ‎Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Medical library and Information Sciences Tehran University of Medical Sciences, ‎ Tehran, Iran ‎

3 School of Health Management and ‎Information Sciences, Tehran University of ‎Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran‎

4 NiloofarMohagheghSchool of Health ‎Management and Information Sciences, ‎Tehran University of Medical Sciences, ‎Tehran, Iran‎


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the web pages of Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), the Islamic Countries SCI using Nielsen`s Heuristic Principles and was performed during September 2012. Among Nielsen`s 10 usability heuristic principles, five were covered. Five professional evaluators were asked to evaluate the database using Nielsen`s five criteria. The total average of severity rating of database problem was calculated 1.008 which stated minor problems in overall look of the database. According to this study, strengths and weaknesses of the WebPages of Islamic Countries SCI of ISC database were discovered which might be used by beneficiary groups like database designers.

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