What's New?

Web of Science is today‘s premier research database, helping you to quickly find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Designed for both novice and professional researchers, its streamlined search process makes it easy for you to quickly find and analyze past and present available research in your field.




What's New in Web of Knowledge?

The current version of Web of Knowledge includes the following new features.


Web of Science

  • Selecting a preferred name from the search aid, or entering a preferred name in the Organization-Enhanced field, returns all records with addresses linked to the preferred name.

    For example, the preferred name Columbia University returns all records that include Columbia Univ and any of the variants in the address of a record such as:

    Yale Univ, New Haven, CT 06520 USA
    Columbia Univ, New York, NY 10027 USA

  • Selecting a name variant from the Organization-Enhanced search aid executes a search that includes the preferred organization name.

    For example, selecting the variant Columbia Coll from the search aid adds the preferred name to the query (Columbia Coll AND Columbia University) and returns more precise and accurate results than a search on Columbia Coll.

  • Both Refine and Analyze Results uses the full preferred organization name (if available) under the Organization-Enhanced category. Otherwise, Refine Results displays the organization name that appears in the address of a record. For example:

    Analyze Resuts: Current Version of Web of Science

    Columbia University
    University of California System
    Columbia University Teachers College
    Harvard University

    Analyze Results: Previous Version of Web of Science

    Columbia Univ
    Univ Calif System
    Columbia Univ Teachers Coll
    Harvard Univ


All Web of Knowledge Product Databases

  • Designate an Administrator at your institution to manage and update your ResearcherID publication list.

    Proxy users must register with Web of Knowledge and have their own ResearcherID account.

  • View user interface text and help text in Traditional Chinese and Korean.

  • View field-sensitive error messages when a search query fails. View suggestions to improve your query or link to field-specific help and training tutorials to help revise your query.


System Requirements

Thomson Reuters supports the following operating systems and browsers for Web of Knowledge product databases, including EndNote Web and the Structure Search function in Web of Science.

Windows® Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 (Recommended)
  • Windows XP

Web Browsers for Windows OS

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 (Recommended)
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 13

Macintosh® Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X10.7 (Recommended)
  • Mac OS X10.6

Web Browsers for Macintosh OS

  • Safari 5.0 (Recommended)
  • Firefox 3.6

Thomson Reuters does not support beta versions of any Web browser.


JavaScript Requirements

JavaScript is a scripting language that makes Web pages interactive. JavaScript must be enabled in your Web browser in order for Web of Knowledge to work properly.


System-Related Issues

This section covers system-related issues and how you can fix those issues.


Problems with Viewing Chemical Structures in Firefox

When using Firefox, you may sometimes see a blank chemical structure image appear on the following pages.

  • Compound Results
  • Compound Details
  • Reaction Results
  • Reaction Details

To fix this problem, press the F5 key to refresh the page in order to view the chemical structure.


Adding Records to Your EndNote Web Account

To use this feature, you must be a registered user of Web of Knowledge and you must sign in.

If you are not signed in after you select the record(s) to add to your EndNote Web account, the system prompts you to sign in after you click the EndNote Web button. The system then returns you to the Results or Full Record page where you will have to re-submit your records to your EndNote Web library.


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Web of Knowledge, Version 5.9


About ResearcherID

We added a "I Wrote These Publications" button to the following pages.

  • Results
  • Full Record
  • Cited References
  • Citing Articles
  • Related Records
  • Author Search Results (Web of Science only)

This feature lets you add your published works to your publication list in ResearcherID. Use this feature if you see records in the product that you wish to claim as your works.

After you select your published works, the product asks you to certify that you are the author (or an authorized administrator) of the selected document(s).

To use this feature, you must be a registered user of ResearcherID and signed in to your current session in Web of Knowledge.


Journal Coverage Changes in Web of Science

The Journal Coverage Changes list is posted on the Scientific business Web site of Thomson Reuters. It includes new journal titles added to Web of Science over the past 12 months. The list also includes:

  • Title changes
  • Title updates
  • Reactivations
  • Dropped titles

The list is automatically updated each month and represents a rolling 12-month list of journal title changes.


Global Customer Support

If you have questions about our products, contact our Global Customer Support Center. Technical support representatives can answer questions about the data, as well as questions about appropriate search and retrieval techniques. Questions about network connections and/or the use of your Web browser should be directed to your network administrator.


Other Resource Contacts


  • To review the current version of Citation Map Help, click this Help link.