Thomson Reuters Web of KnowledgeSM is a research platform that gives you access to objective content and powerful tools to search, track, measure and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. This intelligent research platform provides access to the world's leading citation databases, including powerful cited reference searching, the Analyze Tool, and over 100 years of comprehensive backfile and citation data.

What is available on the Platform?

Web of ScienceSMChinese Science Citation Database Current Contents Connect® Derwent Innovations IndexSMBIOSIS Citation IndexSMBIOSIS Previews®Biological Abstracts® • CABI : CAB Abstracts® and Global Health®Inspec®Medline®Food Science and Technology AbstractsTMZoological Record®Journal Citation Reports®Essential Science Indicators®

With Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge, you choose the resources that you need - there's no need to subscribe to unnecessary or extraneous databases. Combine renowned multidisciplinary databases with content-specific selections and tools for analysis and measurement to create the Web of Knowledge that turns raw data into the powerful knowledge you need.

Why use Web of Knowledge?

Citations symbolize the association of scientific ideas. Web of Knowledge uniquely indexes both cited and citing works - which enables the user to make explicit links between current research and prior scientific works.

  • Use cited reference data to move both backward and forward in time to track and determine research influence.
  • Use citation analysis to find influential authors who are publishing high-impact research in your field, discover important author and/or institutional research collaborations, determine where the most impactful research is being published.
  • Analyze research from high-impact journalsin the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, and seamlessly link to full-text articles

Fully integrated and authoritative content

All-database search: Web of Knowledge is much more than just an aggregation of content and tools. It's a unified platform that integrates all data and search terms together so that you can conduct one search to find all relevant items - no matter what database it originated in.

100% objective journal selection standards: Content is carefully evaluated and selected, meeting high standards in areas such as impact, influence, timeliness, peer review, and geographic representation. These standards assure users of superior results that cannot be matched by a free search engine or less selective database. More

Over 100 years of scientific backfiles and citations: Fully indexed and searchable so you find all the supporting information you need. Coverage of over 256 disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. More

Cover-to-cover journal indexing: Every item within every Web of Science journal issues is indexed, including full papers, editorials, commentaries, reviews, clinical reports, and more.

More than journals: Web of Knowledge also delivers access to conference proceedings, patents, websites, and chemical structures, compounds and reactions.

Pre-published content: Multidisciplinary, multipublisher, continually updated collection of peer-reviewed articles are available through the eFirst feature in CC Connect.

Tools that work for you

Cited reference searching: Cited references are accurate and unified to a standard. Search cited references for journals, proceedings, technical reports, dissertations, films, works of art, and more.

Author identification tools: A suite of authorship tools helps you quickly locate articles likely written by the same author, in a simple, single search.

Analysis tools: Use the Analyze Tool to discover trends and patterns; the Citation Report to capture citation activity and identify citation trends graphically; citation mapping to discover the connections between articles and their citations.

Key indicators: Impact Factor, devised by Dr. Eugene Garfield and still the internationally recognized metric used to determine research influence; H-index, which uses the distribution of citations received by a given researcher's publications to characterize output; and Times Cited, which uses the number of times articles have been cited to show influence.

Journal evaluation: Citation-based performance data delivers unbiased data needed to measure journal impact.

Performance evaluation: Objective, citation-based measures aid evaluation of individual, institutional, regional and national performance.

Free, fully integrated bibliography management: All users can access Thomson Reuters EndNote® Web to access and organize references online, switch between exploring and editing instantly, share EndNote Web folders with others, and transfer files to EndNote on the desktop for further management. More

Alerting and RSS feeds: Set up general, cited reference, tables-of-content, and chemical structure searches as email alerts. Or set up RSS feeds for saved searches and citation alerts. More


What's on the platform?

Did you know?

Students and researchers from over 5,600 institutions and agencies from more than 100 countries use the Web of Knowledge.