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Web of Science Databases

Web of Science consists of seven databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports, conferences, and more.

The first three citation databases contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching. This type of search allows you to find articles that cite a previously published work.

The two conference proceedings citation indexes include the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of disciplines. Use these databases to track emerging ideas and new research in specific fields.

The two chemistry databases allow you to create structure drawings to find chemical compounds and reactions. You can also search these databases for compound and reaction data.


Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SCI™ Expanded)

Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes over 6,650 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines and includes all cited references captured from indexed articles.

Some of the disciplines covered include:

  • Agriculture
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science  
  • Materials Science 
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Veterinary Science
  • Zoology

Social Sciences Citation Index® (SSCI®)

The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes over 1,950 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

Some of the disciplines covered include:

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Industrial Relations
  • Information Science & Library Science  
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Issues
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Urban Studies
  • Women's Studies

Arts & Humanities Citation Index® (A&HCI®)

Arts & Humanities Citation Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,160 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

Some of the disciplines covered include:

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Classics
  • Dance
  • Folklore
  • History
  • Language
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Reviews
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Radio, Television, & Film
  • Religion
  • Theater

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)

This citation index covers conference literature in all scientific and technical fields, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Physics

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)

This citation index covers conference literature in all fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities, including:

  • Art
  • Economics
  • History
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sociology

Index Chemicus® (IC®)

Index Chemicus contains the structures and critical supporting data for novel organic compounds reported in leading international journals. Many records show the reaction flow from starting material to final product. Index Chemicus is a vital source of new information on biologically active compounds and natural products.


Current Chemical Reactions® (CCR® Expanded)

Current Chemical Reactions contains single- and multi-step new synthetic methods taken from leading journals and patents from 39 issuing authorities. The overall reaction flow is provided for each method, along with a detailed and accurate graphical representation of each reaction step.

Note The Current Chemical Reactions database contains an additional 140,000 reactions from the prestigious Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI), dating back to the 1800's.

Proceedings Search

You can now search for records of conference proceedings in Web of Science. You must have a subscription to one or both Conference Proceedings citation indexes to search for and to view conference records.

Availability of Records in All Databases Search

Records become available in the All Databases Search function generally within 24 hours after we load them in Web of Science. As a result, you may retrieve fewer records (and a smaller Times Cited count) in an All Databases search than in Web of Science during this delayed period. If you encounter this discrepancy, we suggest that you return later and run a new All Databases search.

Science Citation Index Expanded Coverage

  • Coverage of current information and retrospective data from 1900 to the present

  • Averages 19,000 new records per week

  • Includes approximately 423,000 new cited references per week

  • Coverage from January 1991 of full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 70% of the articles

Social Sciences Citation Index Coverage

  • Coverage of current information and retrospective data from 1956 to the present

  • Averages 2,900 new records per week

  • Includes approximately 60,000 new cited references per week

  • Coverage from January 1992 of full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 60% of the articles

Arts & Humanities Citation Index Coverage

  • Coverage of current information and retrospective data from 1975 to the present

  • Averages 2,300 new records per week

  • Includes approximately 15,250 new cited references per week

  • Coverage from January 2000 of full-length, English-language author abstracts

  • Contains unique implicit citations that refer you to actual representations of a book, a work of art, a music score, or other source item

  • Contains title enhancements added to ambiguous or hard-to-categorize article titles to clarify article contents

Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes Coverage

  • Coverage from 1990 to the present

  • Over 5,200,000 bibliographic records covering conference literature, books, book series, journals, and more

  • Coverage of more than 110,000 conferences

  • Updated weekly with more than 385,000 records added each year

Index Chemicus Coverage

  • Coverage from 1993 to the present

  • Contains over 2.6 million compounds

  • Averages 3,500 new compounds per week

Current Chemical Reactions

  • Coverage from 1985 to the present with CCR Expanded going back to 1840

  • Contains more than 880,000 reactions

  • Averages 3,000 new reactions per month

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About INPI

The Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI) is the French national institute for industrial property. It is the organization where you you can register your trademarks.