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Web of Science: What is Web of Science?

Web of Science

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What is Web of Science?

What is Web of Science?

  • A database of scholarly literature citations (see video at right for more details)
  • Indexes scholarly sources across the disciplines: sciences, social sciences, and humanities (not just science!)
  • Allows users to follow citations and discover related research (again, see video at right for more details)


  • Cover-to-cover indexing of scholarly literature back to 1900 across the world’s highest-quality and most impactful publications
  • Follow citations using "Cited Reference Searching" to discover research connections
  • Full text, when available, may be located via Hewes Library, using the  find this item button
  • Conference proceedings and some books are also indexed

Connect to Web of Science 

Web of Science: What it is and how it works

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