Web of Science

Web of Science

The Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 10.000 of the most prestigious, high-impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. With this database, you may discover who is citing your research and what the impact of your work on the global research community is.

Web of Science consists of :

Web of Science core collection

Patents en Data collection, Specialty collections, Specialty hosted collections (a.o. Medline), and Regional Databases.  For a full overview see: https://clarivate.com/webofsciencegroup/support/wos/

A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the articles covered by the index. A cited reference search enables you to find articles that cite a previously published work. Besides that, you can search these databases by topic, author, source title, and address by using the General Search and Advanced Search options.

It is possible to select only Open Access publications in your search results, using the refine option bottom left of your screen.

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When to use

If you need high qualified information on certain topics you need to use Web of Science. Besides that Web of Science enables you to find linkages between research and researchers. A very important feature if you do research. So this database becomes very important if you start doing your research. Web of Science contains only journal articles and conference proceedings.