Web of Knowledge is today‘s premier research platform, helping you quickly find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.


Web of Knowledge covers over:

  • 23,000 journals
  • 23 million patents
  • 110,000 conference proceedings
  • 5,500 Web sites
  • 2 million chemical structures
  • Over 100 years of backfiles
  • 40 million source items
  • 700 million cited references
  • 256 scientific disciplines

Over 20 million researchers in 90 countries base their research, planning, and budget decisions on the content and analytics they find in Web of Knowledge.


You get integrated access to high quality literature through a unified platform that links a wide variety of content and search terms together, creating one common vocabulary and one seamless search.

It provides the quality, power and versatility that helps researchers acquire a complete picture of available research — past and present — in their field.

Web of Knowledge has the best analysis tools and is the best search environment.

The Analyze Tool is built in to determine the most prolific authors for a topic, find the institutions that have published most in a specific field, gain insight into publication trends, and identify prominent, well–published collaborators for research projects.

Easy or Advanced search tool to suit users at every level and 6 million keywords added each year to pull up the right search results.

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Who will benefit from Web of Knowledge?

Academic researchers
Faculty heads and administrators
Corporate and government scientists, researchers, and analysts

What content and tools does it include?

Multidisciplinary content
Specialized content
External content
Evaluation and analysis tools
Information management tools
Community of influential researchers

What capabilities will you gain from this content and these tools and technologies?

Simultaneous cross–content searching
Accessing full–text Web content
Accessing over 100 years of backfile records and cited references
Searching “pre-published” journal articles
Conducting cited reference searching, now with enhanced capabilities and online tutorial
Refining and mining useful information from search results with the Analyze Tool
Linking directly to the full text of primary literature, additional databases, and your library‘s holdings
Accessing freely available external collections
Alerting, including Personal Citation Alerts
Managing usage data via sophisticated usage reporting
Exporting records to bibliographic management tools
Maintaining single session management