Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Web of Science

Web of Science
Citation Indexes and Journal Citation Reports

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary journal index comprising Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. It includes 10,000 + journals and there are more journals indexed and more disciplines covered than Medline, especially in:

  • Biomedicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Social sciences
  • Health services
  • Healthcare management
  • Pharmacology
More content than Medline with meeting abstracts and conference papers and these unique search features:

  • Find all citations to a known paper or author
  • Calculate citations for an author or a paper
  • Show impact measures for an author, paper or institution
  • Find an author’s h-Index
You can track from any one research article or any one author all those other researchers who have subsequently cited that work in other papers. Thus networks and clusters of research activity can be traced through following citations. The citation databases provide the basis for the calculation of the impact factors for biomedical journals worldwide. Also included is Journal Citation Reports, which gives the Impact Factors for all Web of Science journals in science and the social sciences.

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