3 Introduction – Web of Science One component of the Web of Knowledge portalBiosis Citation IndexChinese Science Citation DatabaseEndNote WebJournal Citation ReportsWeb of ScienceWeb interface to:Science Citation Index Expanded *1900_presentSocial Sciences Citation Index *1900_presentArts & Humanities Citation Index *1975_preserntConference Proceedings Citation Index- Science 1990_presentConference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities 1990_presentBook Citation Index 2005_present3
4 Introduction – Web of Science Cover-to-cover indexing of over 12,000 journals130,000 Conference Proceedings25,000 BooksPowerful bibliographic and cited reference search capabilities, together with the benefits of cited reference linking and navigation.Key attributes:MultidisciplinaryInternationalInfluential
5 THOMSON REUTERS JOURNAL SELECTION POLICY Publishing StandardsPeer review, Editorial conventionsEditorial contentAddition to knowledge in specific subject fieldDiversityInternational, regional influence of authors, editors, advisorsCitation analysisImpact Factor (Journal Citation Reports)Editors and authors’ prior workEach journal included in the Web of Science has been individually selected based on consistently applied strict criteria that include the requirement for the published to adhere to Good Publishing Standards, apply a peer review process and publish in a timely manner. The content of the journal is evaluated by subject experts to ensure that indexing this journal would add some value to the field. The international diversity of the authors and editors is considered, or for regional journals, a regional diversity is sufficient. Finally, a citation analysis is conducted to illuminate the influence and impact of the authors’ and editors’ other research publications.5
6 Coverage Covered Journals New Records (weekly) New Cited References (weekly)Science Citation Index Expanded8,36824,200420,600Social Sciences Citation Index2,9783,00070,600Arts & Humanities Citation Index1,6501,80015,5006
7 Database Production and Extraction Web of ScienceJournal/Book acquisitionItem Selection and Data CaptureManual Indexing/ Translation (for foreign language journals and some A&H content)Processing Time 1-2 WeeksAppearance of itemin Web of ScienceScanning & OCRData file is updated weekly7
9 The complete author abstract is indexed and searchable. All author names are indexed and searchable. Although full names appear in the display, search last name and first initial for best results.The complete author abstract is indexed and searchable.Author Keywords are indexed when included with the published item.KeyWords Plus are harvested from the titles of the cited references.Author affiliations are indexed when available with the published item. From 2007, authors are linked to address via superscript.Articles written by authors who have established profiles in Researcher ID link to these profiles.One thing I’ve found useful in understanding how to search the Web of Science is to have a basic understanding of the types of information we index. If you understand what we capture, you’ll have a better idea of what information is available to be searched.This is a basic Web of Science record. Notice—there is no full text of an article here. When you search WoS, you’re searching records—NOT full text.The most common way to search the Web of Science is to do a topic search. When you do this, the system matches the terms you type into the search box with words in the Title, Abstract, and keywords fields.Title: Complete article title as published.Non-English titles translated into US English.(Can also search title field only.)CLICK Abstract: as written by author.We don’t write these, so if no abstract was published with the original article, this will be blank/not appear.Foreign language abstracts are not indexed.Searched in the topic fieldCLICK Keywords: 2 typesAuthor keywords: supplied by author, only appear if came with the article.Keywords Plus: Created by Thomson Reuters– derived algorithmically from titles of the cited references– i.e. the titles of all the articles listed in the bibliography/works cited list of the original article.No matter where they came from (TR or the author), all keywords (author + plus) are searched when you do a topic search; no way to limit to one or the otherAnother common search is to search by author. You can do this two ways in the Web of Science: by name, or by ResearcherID numberCLICK Author names:We capture all of them, even if 150 people collaborated to produce the paper.Although full names appear in the display, we only started indexing them that way in So the best way to search by author is to search by last name and first initial for best results.CLICK Researcher IDResearcher ID is a free website built and maintained by Thomson Reuters that lives outside of the Web of KnowledgeAny scholar can create a profile on the site, and has the ability to associate that profile with the Web of Science records for the articles they’ve writtenIn this record, 2 of the authors have done just that: Fernando Maestre and Cheng-Jin ChuNote that each has a number next to their name– this is a unique ID, and is searchableCan be useful if you are searching for an author that has a common name (ex. Brown J)People often want to compile lists of all the work being published by a particular institution. To do this, you need to do an Address Search.CLICK Address Fields: Reprint, AffiliationsWe are unique in that we capture institutional affiliations for ALL authors.Search by department, location, organization name, postal code, etc.CAVEAT is that authors don’t always use the same words to refer to their groups (dept of physics versus physics dept) We make an attempt to provide some level of standardization, and if you want to search in this way, we provide a list of abbreviations in the help file that can be useful in improving your results.CLICK Funding InformationAllows you to track the sources of monetary funding for research.We began capturing the agency names and grant #s listed in each article’s acknowledgements section in 2008. This information is searchable, although like address field, there are some best practices for searching to account for name variations and abbreviation.CLICK Citation DataSaved the best for last this is really the heart and soul of the Web of Science, and the feature that account for “WEB” being part of its nameNear the top of the article, you’ll see cited references and times cited counts, which are also links.People often confuse these two– bear explanationCited References = bibliography/works cited in the article moving backwards in time from this article’s publication date)Time Cited = citations to this paper by other articles written AFTER it was published (moving forward in time) This article cites 48 older papers in its bibliography, and has been cited 18 times by other papers since it was published in 2008Funding Agency, Grant Number, and Funding Acknowledgement captured from 2008 onwards.
10 Cited References in blue are linked to full records Cited References in blue are linked to full records. (Limited by your subscribed data years.)Cited References in plain text are citations to items outsideof your coverage; to items not indexed in Web of Science (books, etc.); or to items that have been cited incorrectly by the author (cited reference variants.)
11 Mobile and Remote Access Mobile devicesSearch the Web of Knowledge from a mobile devicem.webofknowledge.comAccess outside of institutional network6 months roaming access outside of institutional IP rangewebofknowledge.comLog in using Web of Knowledge profile credentialsWe have 2 things that increase the accessibility of the Web of Knowledge: roaming access and a mobile-optimized siteFor roaming access, users must log into the Web of Knowledge with their individual profile information from any computer WITHIN your institution’s IP range.This log-in activates 6 months of roamingFrom that point on, the user can go directly to webofknowledge.com from any IP, log in, and get full access whether they’re using a mobile device or just their desktop computer at homeYou can use mobile devices to search the platform by going to our new mobile URL: m.webofknowledge.com.This is NOT an app; just an optimized site