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Select a Database

Web of Knowledge products are high-quality research databases that you can access from the Select a Database page. Remember that this page displays only those product databases to which your institution has a subscription.

The following citation databases are available by subscription.

The following product databases are available by subscription.

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Web of ScienceSM Citation Databases

Web of Science consists of nine 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. It fully covers nearly 12,000 major journals.

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Conference Proceedings

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. They cover over 148,000 journal and book-based proceedings in science, social sciences, and humanities across 256 disciplines. Use these databases to track emerging ideas and new research in specific fields.

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Book Citation Index

The Book Citation Index includes the published scholarly literature of books and book chapters selected by our editorial staff.

Book citations are seamlessly integrated with other citation databases in Web of Knowledge to provide a complete citation count of an author's published work. These citations are included in the overall citation count of a published work. Use these databases to track who is citing your published works and the published works of your peers.

Note: Textbooks, Encyclopedias, Reference Books are not included in the Book Citation Index.

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Chemical Databases

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.

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Science Citation Index ExpandedTM (SCITM Expanded)

Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully covers over 8,300 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines and includes all cited references captured from indexed articles.

Database Coverage: 1899 to present

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

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Social Sciences Citation Index® (SSCI®)

Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully covers over 2,900 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,500 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

Database Coverage: 1898 to present

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

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

Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers over 1,600 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,000 major science and social science journals.

Database Coverage: 1975 to present

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

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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

Database Coverage: 1990 to present

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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

Database Coverage: 1990 to present

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Book Citation Index--Science (BKCI-S) and Social Sciences & Humanities (BKCI-SSH)

The Book Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the literature of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Some of the disciplines covered include:

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Technology

Database Coverage: 2005 (copyright year) to the present

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Index Chemicus® (IC®)

Index Chemicus contains the structures and critical supporting data for novel organic compounds reported in leading international journals. It is a vital source of new information on biologically active compounds and natural products.

Database Coverage: 1993 to present

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Current Chemical Reactions® (CCR® Expanded)

Current Chemical Reactions contains single- and multi-step new synthetic methods taken from leading journals and patents from 36 issuing authorities. The overall reaction flow is provided for each method, along with a detailed and accurate graphical representation of each reaction step.

Database Coverage: 1985 to present

Includes an additional 140,000 structure data records from the prestigious Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI) dating back to the 1840. INPI is the national intellectual property office of France. It is in charge of patents, trademarks, and industrial design rights.

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BIOSIS Citation IndexSM Citation Database

BIOSIS Citation Index is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It includes cited references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms. It also covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas.

Database Coverage: 1926 to present

Coverage includes traditional areas of biology such as:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Microbiology

And, related fields such as:

  • Biomedical
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmacology
  • Ecology

And, interdisciplinary fields such as:

  • Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology

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Chinese Science Citation DatabaseSM

The Chinese Science Citation Database is an index to the journal literature of the sciences, published in Chinese. English-language bibliographic data and abstracts have been included since 1989 in this citation database.

In addition, the Chinese Science Citation Database:

  • Over 1,200 journals in all areas of science.

  • Over 2,000,000 records.

  • Over 837,000 English-language abstracts.

  • Is updated biweekly and grows by 200,000 records each year.

Some of the disciplines covered include:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine

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Data Citation Index Databases

The Data Citation Index contains source records relating to research data available in Web-based data repositories and covers all scholarly disciplines. Records are presented in a bibliographic style (similar to all product databases in the Web of Knowledge platform).

Bibliographic source records comprise of three data types that include: Repositories, Data Studies, and Data Sets. These record types are linked in relationships to allow navigation from broadest level records to narrower level records.

Records in the Data Citation Index contain traditional elements such as: Author, Source, Abstract, Address, and Subject Indexing.

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Biological Abstracts® Database

Biological Abstracts is a comprehensive reference database covering life sciences journal literature. An essential tool for researchers, librarians, faculty, and students, the product covers the following fields and more.

Database Coverage: 1926 to present

  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Biochemistry
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Neurology
  • Toxicology

All records include highly informative abstracts with complete bibliographic details, including:

  • Titles
  • Authors
  • Disease Data
  • Gene Name Data
  • Geologic Time Data
  • and much more

Note: Take note that the Biological Abstracts product database is updated semi-monthly (24 times per year).

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BIOSIS Previews® Database

BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms.

Depth: 1926 to present

Coverage includes traditional areas of biology such as:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Microbiology

And, related fields such as:

  • Biomedical
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmacology
  • Ecology

And, interdisciplinary fields such as:

  • Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology

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CABI Databases

CABI is a not-for-profit organization specializing in scientific publishing, research, and communication.

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CAB Abstracts

CAB Abstracts is one of the largest bibliographic databases covering international research and development literature.

Database Coverage: 1910 to present

Some of the disciplines covered include:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal and veterinary sciences
  • Environmental sciences
  • Human health, food, and nutrition
  • Microbiology and parasitology
  • Plant sciences

CAB Abstracts indexes literature published in more than 50 languages from more than 150 countries. Source publications include:

  • Serials
  • Books
  • Conference proceedings
  • Reports
  • Patents

From January 1, 2009, CAB Abstracts will automatically include all of CABI's full text content.

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Global Health

Global Health provides international coverage of all aspects of public health at both the international and the community level.

Database Coverage: 1912 to present

Some of the disciplines covered include:

  • Bacterial, viral and prion diseases
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Disease vectors
  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Nutrition and food safety
  • Medicinal plants
  • Toxicology
  • Social science and health service
  • Community and public health practice, policy, and economics
  • Environmental and rural health
  • Occupational health
  • Sexual and reproductive health

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Current Contents Connect® Editions and Collections

Current Contents Connect is a multidisciplinary current awareness Web resource providing access to complete bibliographic information of the world's leading scholarly journals.

Current Contents Connect allows you to search a premium collection of evaluated scholarly Web sites and access evaluated, full-text Web documents in three general resource types: preprints, funding information, and research activities.

Current Contents Connect is published in seven editions and two collections. Only those editions and collections to which you subscribe appear on the Search page.

Database Coverage: 1998 to the present

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Current Contents Editions

Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences (ABES)

Includes over 1,040 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in agriculture, biology, and environmental sciences. These publications are classified into disciplines such as:

  • Aquatic Sciences
  • Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
  • Entomology/Pest Control

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Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS)

Includes over 1,620 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in the social and behavioral sciences. These publications are classified into disciplines such as:

  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health & Health Care Science

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Clinical Medicine (CM)

Includes over 1,120 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in clinical medicine. These publications are classified into disciplines such as:

  • Anesthesia & Intensive Care
  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems
  • Surgery

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Life Sciences (LS)

Includes over 1,370 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in the life sciences. These publications are classified into disciplines such as:

  • Animal & Plant Sciences
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Physiology

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Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences (PCES)

Includes over 1,050 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in the physical sciences, chemistry, and earth sciences. These publications are classified into disciplines such as:

  • Applied Physics/Condensed Matter/Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry

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Engineering, Computing & Technology (ECT)

Includes over 1,100 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in engineering, computer science, and advanced technology. These publications are classified into disciplines such as:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Optics & Acoustics

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Arts & Humanities (AH)

Includes over 1,120 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in the arts and humanities. These publications are classified into disciplines such as:

  • History
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Religion & Theology

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Current Contents Collections

These collections serve the needs of researchers and decision makers in business and industry. These collections include high-quality trade and business publications in addition to scholarly journals.

Business Collection (BC)

Includes nearly 240 journals and trade publications selected for their relevance to business administration and management theory and practice. These publications are classified into disciplines such as:

  • Business & Economics
  • Employee Relations & Human Resources
  • Management & Organization
  • Marketing & Business Communication

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Electronics & Telecommunications Collection (EC)

Includes nearly 210 journals and trade publications selected for their relevance to research and development in the electronics industry. These publications are classified into disciplines such as:

  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • Optics & Laser Research & Technology
  • Semiconductors & Solid State Materials Technology
  • Telecommunications Technology

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Derwent Innovations IndexSM

Derwent Innovations Index combines patent information from the Derwent World Patents Index® with patent citation information from the Derwent Patents Citation Index®.

Database Coverage:  1963 to present

Derwent Innovations Index (Chemical Section)

The Chemical Section covers patents classified under sections A-M in the Derwent Classification of All Technologies.

Derwent Innovations Index (Electrical and Electronic Section)

The Electrical and Electronic Section covers patents classified under sections S-X in the Derwent Classification of All Technologies.

Derwent Innovations Index (Engineering Section)

The Engineering Section covers patents classified under sections P-Q in the Derwent Classification of All Technologies.

Derwent Chemistry Resource

Derwent Chemistry Resource allows you to browse through the chemical structure database to develop new ideas on compound structure advances and to learn of new compounds that have hit the market.

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FSTA® - the food science resource

FSTA is an essential source of information on food science, food technology, and human nutrition for professionals working in the food sector at all stages of the food manufacturing cycle.

Specialist scientists from the International Food Information Service (IFIS) extract the food-relevant information from the original literature to form concise, comprehensive summaries. This provides a quick and easy way for busy food professionals to keep up with new developments and research in the food community.

Database Coverage: 1969 to present

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Source publications in the product include:

  • Journals
  • Books
  • Conference proceedings
  • Reports
  • Theses
  • Patents
  • Standards
  • Legislation

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About the FSTA Thesaurus

The product includes a comprehensive thesaurus that lists the following:

  • Thesaurus Terms
  • Non-descriptors
  • History Notes
  • Scope Notes

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Inspec® Database

Produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), Inspec is the leading English-language bibliographic information service providing access to the world's scientific and technical literature in the following fields.

  • Physics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Communications
  • Control Engineering
  • Computer Science 
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Production Engineering

With Inspec you can uncover research information in specialized areas such as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering, and biophysics.

All Inspec data is supplemented by special subject indexing that aids retrieval and provides valuable subject information about indexed documents.

Database Coverage: 1898 to present

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Inspec Archive - Science Abstracts 1898-1968

Inspec now includes the entire collection of Science Abstracts Journals (back to volume one) dating from 1898 to 1968. The Science Abstracts Journals were the precursor to the Inspec database. The subject coverage is:

  • All aspects of physics (originally published as Physics Abstracts).

  • Electrical and electronic engineering (introduced as a separate journal in 1903, and originally published as Electrical and Electronic Abstracts).

  • Computing and control engineering (introduced as a separate journal in 1966, and published initially as Control Abstracts, later renamed to Computer and Control Abstracts).

The Inspec Archive - Science Abstracts contains more than 873,700 records. These records:

  • Contain tables, graphs and figures from original source documents. They also include longer abstracts than the 100-200 word abstracts typical today. These vary in length from half a page to several pages, including diagrams and complex mathematical proofs, because printed copies of source documents were more difficult to obtain.

  • Retain the original value-added indexing and classifications, and include enhancements in the form of the nearest equivalent current Inspec Thesaurus Terms and Inspec Classification Codes.

  • Cover conference proceedings, journals, reports, and dissertations.

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MEDLINE® Database

MEDLINE is the premier database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It contains over 12 million records of journal articles in all areas of the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biomedicine. MEDLINE records are created by NLM and collaborating partners.

Source publications for MEDLINE cover basic biomedical research and the clinical sciences. Major subject areas include nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. MEDLINE also covers life sciences that are vital to biomedical practitioners, researchers, and educators, including some aspects of biology, environmental science, marine biology, plant and animal science as well as biophysics and chemistry. Increased coverage of life sciences began in 2000. By the end of 2001, most citations previously included in separate NLM specialty databases had also been added to MEDLINE.

Database Coverage: 1950 to present

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See the National Library of Medicine Use Agreement for more information about the use of NLM material.

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Zoological Record® Database

Zoological Record covers all aspects of modern animal research, including:

  • Behavior
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Habitat
  • Morphology
  • Nomenclature
  • Parasitology
  • Physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Taxonomy
  • Zoogeography

Literature sources include:

  • Over 80,000 journal titles published in over 100 countries
  • Monographs (including reports)
  • Books
  • Newsletters
  • Conference papers and abstracts
  • Alignment of Zoological Record Thesaurus that goes back to 1864

Database Coverage: 1864 to present

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Journal Citation Reports®

Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 10,000 of the most highly cited scholarly, peer reviewed technical journals from more than 2,500 publishers in over 80 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences.

As a research tool, Journal Citation Reports can show you the:

  • Most frequently cited journals in a field
  • Highest impact journals in a field
  • Hottest journals in a field
  • Leading journals in a field
  • Related journals in a field

Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, Journal Citation Reports offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison. It is recognized as the leading authority for evaluating journals.

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About Citation Indexes

A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.

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About All Databases Search

The All Databases search function allows you to search all product databases in your institution's entitlements subscription at the same time.

It is available to institutions that subscribe to two or more product databases. An All Databases tab will appear at the top of the Search page when you access Web of Knowledge. If your institution only subscribes to one product database, then the system takes you directly to that product's Search page--you will not see an All Databases tab.

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Database Records

Full records include complete bibliographic details and author abstracts.

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Timespan Options

Timespan options allow you to specify the time period that you wish to search.

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FAQs about Conference Proceedings

Go to our FAQ page on Conference Proceedings to see a list of common questions about Conference Proceedings records in Web of Science.