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ISI Web of Science: Getting Started   Tags: web_of_knowledge, web_of_science  

This guide describes how to access and start searching the ISI database Web of Science, which includes Science Citation Index. (This guide was originally developed by Betsy Williams.)
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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 Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
  • Book Citation Index - Science (BKCI-S)
  • Book Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (BKCI-SSH)

You can search one or more of these databases from the ISI interface.

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.


Video Tutorial

Watch a video created specifically for UM students, as it explains the basics of how to access and use ISI Web of Science. For more extensive and detailed help, please see the ISI help pages.


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