Guided by the legacy of Dr Eugene Garfield, inventor of the citation index for research literature, Web of Science™ is the world’s most powerful research engine, delivering your library with best-in-class publication and citation data for confident discovery, access, and assessment.
Our multidisciplinary platform connects regional, specialty, data, and patent indexes to the Web of Science Core Collection™, the world’s original citation index. Our comprehensive platform allows you to track ideas across disciplines and time from almost 1.7 billion cited references from over 155 million records. Covering over 34,000 journals, the Web of Science platform allows you to be truly comprehensive in your search.
With the Web of Science platform, you can access an unrivalled breadth of world-class research literature linked to a rigorously selected core of journals and uniquely discover new information through meticulously captured metadata and citation connections.
Research data is booming. The opportunity to reveal meaningful linkages – between past and current research, between collaborators, between funding and research impact – is huge, and you can be confident in your understanding of a field and in your decisions when you start with the best data.
What is included in the Web of Science?
Web of Science Core Collection is our premier resource on the platform and includes over 21,000 peer-reviewed, high-quality scholarly journals published worldwide (including Open Access journals); over 205,000 conference proceedings; and over 104,000 editorially selected books.
Databases with a subject focus include Medline, BIOSIS Citation Index™, and Zoological Record™; databases with a document type focus include Derwent Innovations Index™ (patents) and Data Citation Index™ (datasets and data studies); and databases highlighting content from regions around the world include the Russian Science Citation Index™, KCI Korean Journal Database™, and SciELO Citation Index™.
Search across all databases on the platform to find content spanning multiple disciplines, document types, and formats and discover the citation connections between these diverse content sets.
Explore the more than 1.7 billion searchable cited references in Web of Science.
Make Web of Science your own
Customize your subscription for the needs of your institution – choose a single database, all databases, or any combination. And when you add on an archive, you can make critical connections from over 100 years of multidisciplinary research leveraging the most relevant and impactful discoveries.
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