Web of Science

An index of the world's leading scholarly journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, includes cited reference searching and filters for markers of quality.


Web of Science is a collection of databases that index the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, as published in journals, conference proceedings, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions across the globe.

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    Users who set up an account may:

    • save searches
    • set up email alerts when something new is published on a topic of interest
    • set up citation alerts to be notified whenever an article of interest is cited
    • set up tables of contents alerts to be notified when new journal issues come out

    What's Being Searched

    The core collection (1900–present) includes the following citation indexes and chemical indexes:

    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Book Citation Index — Science
    • Book Citation Index — Social Sciences & Humanities
    • Conference Proceedings Citation Index
    • Conference Proceedings Citation Index — Social Science & Humanities
    • Current Chemical Reactions
    • Emerging Sources Citation Index
    • Index Chemicus (IC) — 1993-present
    • Science Citation Index Expanded
    • Social Sciences Citation Index

    Additional databases include BIOSIS Citation Index, BIOSIS Previews, CABI: CAB Abstracts, Current Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, KCI — Korean Journal Database, MEDLINE (1950–present), Russian Science Citation Index, SciELO Citation Index, and Zoological Record.