The Web of Science database is now accessible through the Oviatt Library’s current database collection. Often referred to as the most interdisciplinary and comprehensive subscription-based citation resource, the Web of Science extracts citation information from articles in more than 10,000 journals from a wide variety of disciplines. Quite commonly, Web of Science users are able to forgo searching for citation information in numerous different databases only to find, analyze and share scientific and citation information easily with this very unique research tool. Here are just some of the Web of Science’s features:
- Find a citation count for an article;
- Determine which journal articles have cited a particular work;
- Find current articles on a topic;
- Create a citation map for an article which illustrates the connections between citing authors, institutions and fields of study;
- Provide a citation analysis report for an author;
- Determine the most highly cited works for an author;
- Determine the most highly cited articles for a journal;
- Identify top researchers in a field;
- Eliminate self-citations from a citation count.
Disciplines that publish heavily in journal literature such as the sciences are better covered in the Web of Science than other subject areas such as business and education. In these instances we recommend referring to the Oviatt’s Searching Cited References Guide. Or for more information contact us at Ask A Librarian.