CONTENT IS KEY. KNOW YOUR SOURCE.
Whether looking at data, books, journals, proceedings or patents, Web of Knowledge provides a single destination to access the most reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research. Quality, curated content delivered alongside information on emerging trends, subject specific content and analysis tools make it easy for students, researchers and faculty to pinpoint the most relevant research to inform their work.
RELEVANT, QUALITY CONTENT.
FACT: Thomson Reuters delivers the largest and only true citation index. No other provider is as comprehensive. No other provider has more content. No other provider covers the full scope of scholarly outputs.
Whether looking at data, books, journals, proceedings or patents, Web of Knowledge provides a single destination to access the most reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research. Quality, curated content delivered alongside information on emerging trends, subject-specific content and analysis tools make it easy for students, researchers and faculty to pinpoint the most relevant research to inform their work.
Every item within each Web of Science journal issue is indexed, including full papers, editorials, commentaries, reviews, letters, clinical reports, and more. Web of Science never misrepresents partial coverage as full coverage. Because Web of Science is a true citation index, all cited references from every item in every journal covered in Web of Science are indexed whether or not the cited work is also covered as a source publication.
We have the largest discovery platform with more records and more content types than any other available, to give you a complete search experience. Only Thomson Reuters provides over 110 years of content which means only Web of Knowledge provides the ability to search this information in one place, across many disciplines, highlighting regionally-relevant discoveries, following paths forward and backward in time through cited reference navigation. Links to archived full text makes this a simply invaluable resource for academic study at all levels.
By mapping together the specialized indexing terms of discipline-specific databases in Web of Knowledge, it allows anyone at any level of expertise to make use of the powerful controlled indexing features. We consolidate rather than eliminate duplicates so each database brings unique features to indexed papers.
RECOGNIZED AUTHORITY FOR HALF A CENTURY
FACT: Thomson Reuters pioneered citation indexing and analysis and has maintained our role as the recognized expert for nearly half a century. We apply this trusted, proven leadership in scholarly research and a deep understanding of the search and discovery process to all of our solutions.
Our roots run deeper than any other information partner today. In 1955, Dr. Garfield, developed the concept of using cited references to index and search for scholarly, scientific literature. He understood the importance of being able to capture and navigate the relationships between research to facilitate new discoveries. By the 1960’s he fully realized his vision of this new type of database and published the first edition of the Science Citation Index® (SCI®). Now nearly half a century later, the company has grown but Dr. Garfield’s revolutionary thinking and his desire to deliver clear, accurate data in support of professional research remains at the heart of everything we do.
Our understanding of scholarly research and the needs of information professionals doesn't just come from our experience in citation indexing. Our management, support, and sales team members have worked in a variety of editorial, technical, production, support and management roles in academia, research, and publishing. Our training staff have backgrounds as information professionals from a variety of academic institutional large and small.
The Thomson Reuters editors who perform journal evaluations have educational backgrounds relevant to their areas of responsibility. Because they monitor virtually every new scholarly journal published, they are also experts in the literature of their fields.
Our solutions, services, and tools are trusted by the leading research institutions, academic universities, funding organizations, and government bodies in all major countries.
INFORMATION PROVIDER. NOT A PRIMARY PUBLISHER.
FACT: Unlike other providers, Thomson Reuters is not a primary publisher. We support all publishing models and apply our standard, consistent evaluation and selection process to all indexed content, not matter the source. This objective evaluation and selection criteria ensures you get the most relevant content.
It is important to understand that Thomson Reuters is not a primary publisher. We offer unbiased metrics based on citation activity of the most impactful global and regional journals, books, and proceedings to the scholarly community, and remain free from proprietary involvement.
The rigorous selection process employed for Web of Science coverage guarantees that the best, most relevant journals contribute to all of our data and evaluation solutions. We meticulously evaluate and select the most relevant scholarly publications and provide customers with millions of source items and cited references.
Collection development presents ever increasing challenges. Shaping a journal collection requires a multi-faceted approach if you need to develop a body of content that is best for everyone to use. Expert, subjective input is absolutely critical in these processes, and it is equally necessary to balance this with some clear, unbiased insight into what is important, influential, and relevant.
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