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Specialist Collection

BIOSIS Citation Index

  • Comprehensive, international life sciences content with cited references.

BIOSIS Previews

  • An expansive index to life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, books, and patents. Covers pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Includes BIOSIS indexing and enhanced MeSH disease terms.

Biological Abstracts

  • Includes journal coverage of the life sciences, with topics ranging from botany to microbiology to pharmacology. Includes BIOSIS indexing and MeSH terms. Provides links to full text.

Zoological Record

  • The world’s leading taxonomic reference and oldest continuing database of animal biology. Users can determine the first appearance of an animal name in the literature, track changes in classification, and keep up with new and endangered species.


  • This U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) premier bibliographic database thoroughly covers biomedicine and the life sciences, bioengineering, public health, clinical care, and plant and animal science. Includes records from journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters.

CAB Abstracts

  • Provides authoritative research information on agriculture and related applied life sciences. Includes global journal articles, academic books, abstracts, published theses, conference proceedings, bulletins, monographs and technical reports. Produced by CABI Publishing.

CABI Global Health

  • CABI Global Health is the definitive international public health database. It completes the picture of international medical and health research by capturing key literature not covered by other databases.


  • A comprehensive index to the global journal and proceedings literature in physics, electrical/electronic engineering, computing, control engineering, and information technology. Produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE).


  • Provides thorough coverage of pure and applied research in food science, food technology, and food-related nutrition. Covers the complete food manufacturing cycle, from initial market research to final packaging. Published by IFIS (International Food Information Service).

Regional Collection

Chinese Science Citation Database

  • Clarivate Analytics partnered with the Chinese Academy of Sciences to host the Chinese Science Citation Database on the Web of Science. This database is comprised of almost 1,100 top scholarly publications from China, with nearly two million records in total.

Russian Science Citation Index

  • Clarivate Analytics partnered with Russia’s Scientific Electronic Library to provide the top-tier scholarly publications in Russia.

KCI Korean Journal Database

  • The KCI Korean Journal Database on the Web of Science lets researchers around the world discover new insights from research emanating from South Korea while making connections to the broader research landscape for a more complete global picture.

SciELO Citation Index

  • Make connections to the broader research landscape with the addition of the SciELO Citation Index. Get a more complete global picture by discovering new insights from research in Latin America, Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and South Africa.

Data Collection

Data Citation Index

  • The Data Citation Index provides a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world. In this index, descriptive records are created for data objects and linked to literature articles in the Web of Science. As data citation practices increase, the resource aims to provide a clearer picture of the full impact of research output, as well as to act as a significant tool for data attribution and discovery.

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Patent Collection

Derwent Innovations Index (DII)

  • Delivers enriched patent literature from more than 40 patent-issuing authorities. Combines value-added patent records from Derwent World Patents Index® with patent citation information from Patents Citation Index®. Users can browse easily between patent records without using a complicated search language, and explore related ideas using citation links.

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