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Powered by ISI Web of Knowledge, the Web of Science database is a collection of cross-searchable databases:
- Science Citation Index (SCI)
- Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities
You can search one or more of these databases; select by checking the boxes.
You can search for current and retrospective information, by topic, author, etc. The Web of Science is particularly good for citation searching, to discover how many times a particular author or article has been cited and by whom, and to locate later works which cite a specific article.
a) Select a search option -
|Search||Use to search for topic, author, journal, author address|
|Cited Reference Search||Use to find articles that cite another author|
|Advanced Search||Allows for queries with field tags and set combinations|
b) Type your search term(s) in the boxes. You may specify fields using the drop-down menus.
c) Select one or more databases and timespan. Note that SCI, SSCI and AHCI begin in different years, so there is no overlap for certain decades. If you decide to change the timespan or switch databases, you may do so during the search process.