Expanded Access to Web of Science

April 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm | Posted in databases | Comments Off on Expanded Access to Web of Science

Galvin Library is pleased to announce that online coverage in Web of Science / Science Citation Index has been expanded to include citations and abstracts back to 1981.  Web of Science provides access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high-impact research journals in the world.

Web of Science includes powerful applications such as cited reference searching, citation maps, and the analyze tool.  Using cited reference searching, you can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover relevant information.  The citation index allows you to see all the references cited by the article, which other articles have cited the article, and allows you to create a citation map of the information.  With the analyze tool you can perform a search on a specific topic or generate a list of authors who published articles on that subject.  This is a great database to use if you have an article of interest and want to expand your search to related documents.  Related articles are linked throughout the database.

Web of Science also allows you to:

  • Save and manage your references online with EndNote Web – freely available and fully integrated
  • Save and run searches
  • Create alerts and RSS feeds
  • Choose your start page

For citation searching prior to 1981, please consult the print copies of Science Citation Index shelved in the index/abstract area of the reference collection on the upper level.

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