Web of Science

Web of Science
Coverage:1976 to the present, but can vary by index

The Web of Science core collection consists of five separate multidisciplinary citation indexes that can be searched independently or in combination. Included are the:

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)

​Indexing over 1.1 million records and more than 23 million cited references per year from over 11,000 scholarly journals, the Web of Science contains bibliographic information on all types of documents appearing in journals including articles, citations, letters, corrections, additions, excerpts, editorials and reviews.

Information from these indexes can be retrieved by topic (i.e., searches title,abstract, author keywords, keywords plus), by author, by publication name, by address, by organization, by cited reference (or bibliography) and more. 

Publisher:Institute for Scientific Information | Thomson Reuters

Web of Science Core Collection Quick Reference Card
Web of Science Training Videos
How To Do a Cited Reference Search in Web of Science (McMaster University Library)
Web of Science screencast (McMaster University Library)

Alternative:Web of Science Core Collection | WOS | ISI Web of Science | Arts & Humanities Citation Index| A&HCI | A & HCI | Science Citation Index Expanded | SCI | Social Sciences Citation Index | SSCI |Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science | CPCI-S | Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities | CPCI-SSH
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