Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trial Access to the Web of Science Database Available Through November 27

The Web of Science database provides access to the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, supporting navigation through the tracking of citations. Our trial access to the Web of Science, available through November 27, includes the following components:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1975-present) - citations from over 7,100 major journals across 150 disciplines
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1975-present) - citations from over 2,100 journals across 50 social science disciplines
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present) - citations from over 1,200 arts and humanities journals

With the Web of Science, it is possible to follow a path for any individual article backward through its references or forward to subsequently published articles that have cited it. The database supports a wide variety of search options, including searching by subject area, document type, author, source title, publication year, institutional affiliation, language, and country of publication. The cited reference search options include searching by cited authors, works, or years. Web of Science also supports customized citation and search alerts so you can keep up with new material as it is added to the database. Please give the Web of Science a try and please let us know what you think: contact Richard Kearney, Electronic Resources Librarian, with your feedback.

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