Your understanding of Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge and what it can do for you is important to us. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
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Web of Knowledge is a comprehensive research platform, which means it brings together many different types of content for searching. Journal articles, patents, websites, conference proceedings, Open Access material — all can be accessed through one interface, using a variety of powerful search and analysis tools.
Web of Science® can be found within Web of Knowledge. This resource offers access to journal articles in the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities. Web of Science contains over 100 years of valuable research, fully indexed and cross-searchable.
You can access your Web of Knowledge subscription here.
Go to the Master Journal List to browse through the complete alphabetical list of journals that are indexed in Web of Knowledge.
New capabilities are added to Web of Knowledge quarterly. Find out about the newest enhancements here.
The All Database tab lets you simultaneously search across all content that your institution subscribes to within the Web of Knowledge platform. You'll see complete results in one interface, without having to identify identical articles. You'll be assured of no gaps in coverage. And you gain speed with no compromise in quality or accuracy.
In Web of Knowledge under the All Databases tab you can search by:
Topic, Title, Author, Publication Name, Year Published and/or Address.
In Web of Science you can search by all of the methods listed
previously as well as by:
Group Author, Conference, Language and Document Type as well.
The "Author Finder" function available in some of the individual databases works well when you're looking for a specific author. This function is available near the search fields in the particular database.
Without entering the platform itself you can find journals contained within Web of Knowledge via our Master Journal List. Though they are not listed there by specific subject they are categorized by database, named aptly for the subject or fields they cover.
From within Web of Knowledge there is a "My Journal List" feature available to users registered in the platform. Once you are signed in, click on "My Journal List." There you can search for specific journals by full name, alphabetically or by subject. You can save your favorite journals to display on your main page plus you can set up to receive Table of Contents email alerts.
The Analyze tool helps you discover trends and patterns in your search results. You can find out exactly who the top authors are within your area of interest — the top institutions — the journals publishing most of the information you seek — and more. And you'll be able to see broad trends that indicate what topics are currently hot, and trace the history of particular areas of study.
Cited reference searching lets you use a reference's citations to identify more articles on the same topic. You can search the author's citations to look backward in time to see an item's prior influences. Or you could search the articles that cite a particular item to trace research forward in time and discover new developments.
EndNote® Web is a convenient bibliographic management tool, fully integrated in Web of Knowledge. You can send references to EndNote Web as you search ... switch between exploring and editing instantly ... link directly to other valuable Web of Knowledge features ... share your EndNote Web folders with other users ... all without leaving your search session.
You can save any search history — general, chemical structure and cited reference — as an email alert. You can set up and manage your alerts via your Web of Knowledge homepage. Link directly to the full bibliographic record from the HTML email you will receive.
A citation alert notifies you by email whenever a record you choose has been cited by a new record that has been added to the database. Sign in to your Web of Knowledge and click on the "My Citation Alerts" link at the top of the page. To add an article to your list:
Perform a search in one of the Web of Knowledge citation database products (such as Web of Science).
When viewing a Full Record, click the "Create Citation Alert" button (not all Full Records in all products will have this button — read Help for more information).
Return to this page by clicking the "My Citation Alerts" link at the top of any Web of Knowledge page.