Major upgrade of Web of Science database on 1 December
On 1 December the upgraded Web of Science bibliographical database of scholarly articles from 12,500 peer-reviewed journals was launched with enhanced functionalities:
- 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
- Search Alerts: To receive emails with new results from a search query, 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 also provides tools for advanced search, citation analysis and bibliometrics, and 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.
Journal inclusion criteria are explained on the Clarivate Analytics page.
Journal Citation Reports are explained on this page.
Web of Science publisher, Clarivate, provides a report on updated metrics’ methodologies.
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 citations, metrics 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, owned by Onex Corp. and Baring Private Equity Asia.
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