Web of Science (WoS) is the bibliographic data base of ISI (Institute for Scientific Information). Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from more than 12000 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching.
Web of Science (WoS) is the bibliographic data base of ISI (Institute for Scientific Information). Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from more than 12000 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate forward, backward and through the literature, searching all the disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research. Users can also navigate to electronic full-text journal articles. The data base is Open URL compliant.
Web of Science allows to:
- find high-impact articles;
- uncover relevant results in related fields;
- discover emerging trends that help you pursue successful research and grant acquisition;
- identify potential collaborators with significant citation records;
- integrate searching, writing, and bibliography creation into one streamlined process.
Web of Science organizes data divided into three main fields:
1. Arts & Humanities Citation Index: it covers the full content of over 1100journals, and related articles of about7000 journal from social sciences and sciences, since 1975.
2. Science Citation Index Expanded & SciSearch: index of sciences and engineering sciences, covering more than 150 scientific fields,contains almost 8300 high-impact documents from academic and applied engineering, since 1900. It offers for search 2300 journals from the fields of arts and humanities, and more than 6000 journals from the fields of sciences and social sciences, since 1975.
3. Social Sciences Citation Index & Social SciSearch: an index of social sciences, containing the full contents of over 4500 journals, in more than 50 categories, and several thousands of related articles from leading scientific and engineering journals, since 1900.
Web of Science features:
Comprehensive and Relevant Coverage:
Every journal included in Web of Science has met the high standards of an objective evaluation process that eliminates clutter and excess and delivers data that is accurate, meaningful and timely.
Cited Reference Searching:
Track prior research and monitor current developments, see who is citing your work, measure the influence of colleagues' work, and follow the path of today's hottest ideas. Navigate forward, backward and through the journals and proceedings literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to discover information with impact.
Easy Author Identification:
Locate articles written by the same authors in a simple, single search. Find the right author, right away — eliminating the problems of similar author names or several authors with the same name.
Insightful Analysis Options:
Find hidden trends and patterns, gain insight into emerging fields of research, and identify leading researchers, institutions, and journals with the Analyze Tool. You can also capture citation activity with Citation Report, instantly creating formatted reports to view vital citation information for individuals or institutions. Citation Maps make it easy to visualize citation connections and discover an article's citation relationships.
Wide-ranging proceedings content:
Track the influence and impact of individual proceedings papers, conferences as a whole, or the conference series. Detect emerging trends that help you pursue successful research and grant acquisition, and create performance metrics that show the true impact of your work. This capability is especially valuable in fields such as computer science, engineering and the physical sciences, where proceedings can have a huge impact on the total number of citations to an individual's or institution's work.
Over 100 Years of Backfile Data depending on subscription:
Track a century of vital data and find the supporting — or refuting — data you need. More backfiles give you the power to conduct deeper, more comprehensive searches and track trends through time.
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