Beneficial for intermediate to advanced researchers and those preparing for publication, Web of Science offers a robust platform for citation analysis with indices spanning the sciences, social sciences, the arts and humanities. Use the built-in journal impact report to help determine the most appropriate journals for submitting manuscripts. Dive deep into an author's publication history by searching via ResearcherID or ORCID.
Web of Science allows users to experience and explore the interconnectedness of scholarly communication by linking past, present, and future articles together through linked abstracts. Users can see the bigger picture of how a topic has been previously studied, and then create alerts to keep track of who is citing a particular article as derivative resources continue to be published. The unique Analyze Results feature helps users determine key players and funding sources for specific areas of study.
This guide contains the following:
Explains the different database features in Web of Science and how to use them.
Demonstrates how to conduct basic and advanced searches in Web of Science. It also covers how to manage and filter search results.
Provides tips for conducting efficient searches in Web of Science.
Demonstrates how to use the 'analyze results' function to interact with your search results.
Provides information about Web of Science's Citation Report function.
Has extra tools that are available for additional help.
To take advantage of some of the special features available within the Web of Science interface, such as setting up article alerts and saving lists/search history, you'll need to create an optional personal profile. Actions such as searching and viewing citation information do not require a personal profile, but will require normal log in procedures for Pfeiffer Library Off-Campus Access if you are utilizing this licensed resource away from campus.
To create an optional Web of Science profile:
You can view the video below for a tutorial of creating a profile. To learn more about using your Web of Science profile, visit the Saving, Alerting, Managing Results tab of this guide.
When signed into your profile, you can modify your account settings by clicking on your name on the home page and selecting "Settings." They contain the following options: