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What is Web of Science?
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary search engine and also a citation database for scientifc and scholarly literature in all areas of study.
For many articles WoS contains the references given by the authors, as well as the citations of that particular article by other authors. That way you can easily find related articles and you can also find information about the impact an article has (made).
Use the to get to the article itself.
In this LibGuide you can find information and useful tips on Web of Science.
Web of Science Core Collection
The Web of Science Core Collection contains:
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) --1900-present
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) --1900-present
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) --1975-present
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) --2015-present
Next to the core collection you can also search through the KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980-present), MEDLINE® (1950-present), the Russian Science Citation Index (2005-present) and the SciELO Citation Index (2002-present)
If you are searching for a specific journal go to the Web of Science Master Journal list. If you want to know which journals are included in the 4 collections click on the blue button 'Search journals', choose 'Web of Science Coverage' and select the collection of your choice.
What will you find in the Web of Science?
- Journal articles and reviews covering all disciplines (Sciences and Social Sciences), from 1900 onwards. For Arts & Humanities from 1975
- Book reviews
- Conference Proceedings covering all disciplines: 1990-present
- All content of a journal, including editorials, introductions to special issues, obituaries, letters to the editor etc.
- Citations of articles
- Citation scores of authors and citation data of the publications by author
What to use Web of Science for
Use Web of Science to:
- Find scholarly articles, conference proceedings and reviews
- Find citations and conduct a further search based on the citations you found
- Check how many times and by who publications have been cited
- Author citation reports (H-index)
Use the articles you found for a further search
When you have found an article, you may find more literature by:
- ‘Times cited': gives a list of recent publications referring to this article
- 'Cited References': gives a list of publications referred to in the article (click on the title first)
- 'View related records': gives an overview of publications containing the same literature references (click on the title first)
- Clicking on the name of the author, in order to get more publications by this particular author
Web of Science training portal
Where to find Web of Science
You will find Web of Science in the list of search engines of the University Library.
The database can be accessed by Utrecht University or UMCU staff and students via SolisID or UMCU login.