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Web of Science

Web of Science is one of the bibliographic databases hosted by Web of Knowledge.

Why use it?

  • Indexes over 180 veterinary medicine and animal science journals, and over 2,500 core medical journals.
  • Science Citation Index covers over 5300 fully indexed journals, and Social Science Citation Index covers over 1700 fully indexed journals, both from a wide range of disciplines.
  • Cited Reference Search: valuable research tool, allowing you to find articles which have cited a known reference.
  • Related to the above, you can also see all references cited in articles.
  • Simultaneous searching of Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index is good for public health topics and psychiatry or psychology.
  • Short indexing delay: 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Coverage comparatively long: from 1945.
  • Well-written, context-sensitive help.
  • Latest version now allows set searching and combining.

Bear in mind ...

  • There is no controlled thesaurus: searches are free-text searches.
  • Maximum search results viewable is 500 in Full Search (may be fewer depending on record size).
  • Service can be slow at hours of peak use (10am-5pm).

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