Users of Clarivate Analytics Web of Science have a wealth of materials at their disposal. The Core Collection itself offer access to cover-to-cover journals, proceedings and books. But when an institution expands its search to the “All Databases” option, the resources multiply – and it’s not simply an expansion in numbers. Different databases index specific content from a discipline or region with the most relevant metadata to help users find the most suitable research in their field. Access to All Databases affords new dimensions and aspects to the data, turning a simple Web of Science record into a veritable “Super Record.”
While the topic search in the Core Collection is only searching in the abstract, title and keywords, a search in All Databases will also look through patents from Derwent Innovation Index, the taxonomical and disease data from BIOSIS Citation Index and Zoological Records, “MeSH” terms (medical subject headings) from Medline, controlled and uncontrolled vocabulary from Inspec, and many others. This “exploded” search will then return records which are indeed related to your search but might never be found using a single database.
The advantages of All Databases searching and the added value of Super Records will be featured in a webcast on October 5th. Details are below, including a link for registration. Make plans to participate, and learn how to make your searches super-heroic!
Date: Thursday, 5 October, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 2:30pm CEST
Watch the Recording
The Super Record search is only possible in the Web of Science platform, where different databases coexist in a single place. This is due to Clarivate Analytics’ careful and experienced indexing, merging all the different versions of a record in a single, multi-faceted registry. More than providing data from different databases, Web of Science allows you to see a record from different angles and takes you on an adventurous path. For example, you can start with a rare species of bat from Zoological Records and, using data from the Core Collection, find out who funded that research.
Merging records is not an easy task, but that is just one of the reasons the Web of Science is the most trusted research platform used by researchers around the world. “Research Areas,” an indexing scheme common to all data sets on the Web of Science platform, and other common filters can still be used to precisely focus searches for just the desired data.
In short, Web of Science users should not settle for an ordinary record when a Super Record can easily be summoned. Watch the Webcast Recording to learn more about All Databases and Super Records, and read more about it on this Web of Science support page and by watching this video.