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Web of Science Core Collection   Tags: web_of_knowledge, web_of_science  

This guide describes how to access and start searching the database Web of Science. (This guide was originally developed by Betsy Williams.)
Last Updated: May 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Powered by Thomson Reuters, the Web of Science Core Collection database is a collection of seven 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 Web of Science interface.

You can search for current and retrospective information, by topic, author, etc. in over 12,000 multidisciplinary journals, 50,000 books, and over 160,000 conference proceedings.

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. [Additional help.]


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