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Web of Science

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For assistance contact: Thomas Bourke [email protected] 

The Web of Science is a bibliographical database of scholarly articles from 21,000 peer-reviewed journals worldwide. The platform provides tools for advanced search, citation analysis and bibliometrics.

In 2020 a new Web of Science interface was launched with upgraded functionalities in these areas:

Author Search: In the Web of Science Core Collection search page, the Author Search tab can be used to locate author indexed works in the Web of Science Core Collection

Search Alerts: To receive emails with new results from a search query, users can click on 'Create Alert' in the Search results or History page

Export Records to Excel: It is now possible to select 'Export to Excel file' from the Export dropdown (for export to EndNote online, EndNote desktop and Plain text format). Full details.

The Web of Science is cross-indexed with Google Scholar. Reciprocal links allow users to run the same search across both platforms, locating full texts where available. Cross-indexing is explained on this page. The Web of Science, published by Clarivate Analytics, also provides tools for advanced search, citation analysis, rankings' reports and bibliometrics.

Enter the Web of Science database via this Catalogue record.


Journal inclusion criteria are explained on the Clarivate Analytics page.

Journal Citation Reports are explained on this page.

Web of Science publisher, Clarivate, issued a report on updated metrics' methodologies in 2019.

An index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output by Jorge E. Hirsch, explains the h-Index (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102/46, Nov. 2005).

EUI members can configure off-campus access to full-texts in the Library collection via Google Scholar. Instructions are on this page. Google also provides tools for citationsmetrics and dataset search.

The Emerging Sources Citation Index was added the Web of Science bibliographical database in 2016. ESCI increases Web of Science coverage by 1,500 journals - providing bibliographical data from peer-reviewed journals “of regional importance and in emerging research fields.”

The Web of Science is published by Clarivate Analytics.

Enter the Web of Science database via this Catalogue record.

Contact: Thomas Bourke [email protected]


Page last updated on 30 March 2021

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