Web of Science (previously known as Web of Knowledge) is a website that provides subscription-based access to multiple databases that provide comprehensive citation data for many different academic disciplines. It was originally produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and is currently maintained by Clarivate Analytics (previously the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters
Acceptable content for Web of Science is determined by an evaluation and selection process based on the following criteria: impact, influence, timeliness, peer review, and geographic representation.
Web of Science employs various search and analysis capabilities. First, citation indexing is employed, which is enhanced by the capability to search for results across disciplines. The influence, impact, history, and methodology of an idea can be followed from its first instance, notice, or referral to the present day. This technology points to a deficiency with the keyword-only method of searching.
Second, subtle trends and patterns relevant to the literature or research of interest, become apparent. Broad trends indicate significant topics of the day, as well as the history relevant to both the work at hand, and particular areas of study.
The Web of Science Core Collection consists of six online databases:
Science Citation Index Expanded covers more than 8,500 notable journals encompassing 150 disciplines. Coverage is from the year 1900 to the present day.
Social Sciences Citation Index covers more than 3,000 journals in social science disciplines. Range of coverage is from the year 1900 to the present day.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index covers more than 1,700 arts and humanities journals starting from 1975. In addition, 250 major scientific and social sciences journals are also covered.
Emerging Sources Citation Index covers over 5,000 journals in the sciences, social science, and humanities.
Book Citation Index covers more than 60,000 editorially selected books starting from 2005.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) covers more than 160,000 conference titles in the Sciences starting from 1990 to the present day
Access is provided in the electronic halls of the library and the university at the following link: Web of Science
More about Web of Science
Web of Science - Usage Counts
Web of Science: Create a Profile
Web of Science: How to do a Cited Reference Search
Web of Science: Exporting
Web of Science - Search Tips
Web of Science - Advanced Search
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Web of Science - Citation Sources
Web of Science - Saving Marked Lists