Web of Science / Web of Knowledge

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The Web of Science provides web access to the:

Web of Science can be used both as a regular index to find articles on a topic, and as a citation index to search backward and forward through time. Once you find an article of interest, you can see what other resources are cited in that article (Cited References), and also find articles which have cited it (Citing Articles). You can even use the "Related Articles" feature to find other articles that have cited the same articles. Want to know who's citing your work? Do a "Cited References" search. For more information, see our webpage on Cited Reference Searching - Web of Science.

Tutorials on using this product can be found on their webpage for tutorials.

All journals indexed in the Web of Science are scholarly and peer-reviewed, representing the most important journals in the field. For further information on their selection criteria, see their essay entitled "THE THOMSON SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL SELECTION PROCESS".

Science Citation Index Expanded

Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines. In addition, the Science Citation Index Expanded:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 to the present.
  • Averages 19,000 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 423,000 new cited references per week.
  • As of January 1991, contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 70% of the articles in the index.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Astronomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychiatry, Medicine.

Social Sciences Citation Index

The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

In addition, the Social Sciences Citation Index:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 forward.
  • Averages 2,900 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 60,000 new cited references per week.
  • As of January 1992, contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 60% of the articles in the index.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, Women's Studies, Urban Studies.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

In addition, the Arts & Humanities Citation Index:

  • Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1981 forward.
  • Averages 2,300 new records per week.
  • Includes approximately 15,250 new cited references per week.
  • Contains a current total of over 2.5 million records.
  • Contains unique implicit citations that refer you to actual representations of a book, a work of art, a music score, or anything else.
  • Contains title enhancements added to ambiguous or hard-to-categorize article titles to clarify article contents.
  • As of January 2000, the Arts & Humanities Index contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts.

Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Art, Classics, History, Language, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Radio, Television & Film, Religion, Theatre.

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Access the mobile site at http://m.webofknowledge.com and login with an account you create for yourself.  The account must be created from a Trent-authenticated machine by going to Web of Science/Knowledge, and clicking on "Sign In", then "Register".

The account will give you access for 6 months; in order to renew, simply use it from a Trent-authenticated machine again.

See here for more details.

These databases work with Get it! Trent to locate full-text availability.

New in January 2012: Search for papers by Trent authors using the "Organization-Enhanced" field instead of the "Address" field.

  • Select "Organization-Enhanced" as the search field.
  • Click on "Select from Index" and search for "Trent".
  • Add "Trent Univ" from the list.
  • Search.

This eliminates "Nottingham Trent in England" and includes UNIV TRENT as well as TRENT UNIV.

Compatibility problems with IE 9.
You should be able to get around this problem by clicking on the ‘compatibility view’ icon/button which is located to the immediate right of the web address bar when you’re within Web of Knowledge/Science.If you are unable to see a ‘compatibility view’ icon, you will need to activate it by following these steps:

  1. Click on Tools menu
  2. Click on Compatibility View Settings
  3. Type ‘isiknowledge.com’ in the textbox and click on Add
Coverage: 
1981 - Current
Update Frequency: 
Weekly
Stable URL: 

A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

Most records in Web of Science/Knowledge use the doi system to create a stable link.

To link to a particular article via doi, look for the line that provides a doi and use it to create a link. 

Example:

DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2009.02.013
Link: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2009.02.013

(Ensure off-campus access by including the Trent-specific proxy prefix: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=.)

Since this database also contains links to Get it! Trent you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to the article.

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