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Using Web of Science to Discover Cutting Edge Research
Web of Science
Web of Science Core Collection (1987-present)
Search the world’s leading scholarly journals, books, and proceedings in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities and navigate the full citation network:
-- All cited references for all publications are fully indexed and searchable, including pre-1987 publications.
-- Search across all authors and all author affiliations.
-- Track citation activity with Citation Alerts.
-- See citation activity and trends graphically with Citation Report.
-- Use Analyze Results to identify trends and publication patterns.
Journal Citation Reports
Journal Citation Reports
The Journal Citation Reports is an essential resource for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn from scholarly and technical journals worldwide. Coverage is both multidisciplinary and international, and incorporates journals from over 3,000 publishers in 60 nations. There are two editions available. The Science Edition and the Social Sciences Edition. There is no citation report for the arts and the humanities.
Scope of Web of Science
The Paper Mountain
Infographic | If you were to print out just the first page of every item indexed in Web of Science, the stack of paper would reach almost to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Only the top metre and a half of that stack would have received 1,000 citations or more, and just a centimetre and a half would have been cited more than 10,0000 times. All of the top 100 are cited more than 12,000 times, besting some of the most recognizable scientific discoveries in history.
Database Comparison | Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, Web of Science & Google Scholar
Introducing the New Web of Science Interface
For details and updates about the new search experience, visit the Web of Science Release Notes. By Summer of 2021 the new interface is expected to become the default.
Helpful Training Resources: Web of Science is more than just science!
Web of Science Training Portal
Explore Clarivate's Library Guides by Product:
-- Web of Science Platform overview
-- Web of Science Core Collection
-- What's New in Web of Science?
-- Web of Science Raw Data
-- Journal Citation Reports
-- Essential Science Indicators
-- Endnote (30-day free trial requires separate set-up)
-- Publons (Requires separate account set-up)
-- Kopernio (Free browser plug-in requires separate set-up)
Helpful Training Videos
Discover how the social science and arts & humanities disciplines influence research across the spectrum, and uncover surprising connections.