What's New?

Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge is today‘s premier research platform, 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.

The All Databases Search function allows you to search for records across multiple product databases in your subscription service. Search by Topic, Title, Author, and more.




About Web of Knowledge

Web of Knowledge includes the following product databases and citation indexes.

Citation Indexes

  • Web of ScienceSM
  • BIOSIS Citation IndexSM
  • Chinese Science Citation DatabaseSM
  • Data Citation IndexSM

Product Databases

  • Biological Abstracts®
  • BIOSIS Previews®
  • Current Contents ConnectSM
  • CABI: CAB Abstracts and Global Health®
  • Derwent Innovations IndexSM
  • Food Science & Technology AbstractsTM
  • Inspec®
  • Zoological Records®

Our three citation indexes, and all product databases, run on the same search engine that delivers improved performance and retrieves more accurate and complete search results.


What's New in Web of Knowledge?


Data Citation Index is Thomson Reuters newest research product database within the Web of Knowledge platform. It is designed to help facilitate the discovery, use, and attribution of Data Studies and Data Sets, and link the data to peer-reviewed literature.

Data Citation Index is a research resource that creates a single source of discovery for scientific, social sciences, and arts and humanities information by connecting foundational research within data repositories around the world to related peer-reviewed literature in journals, books, and conference proceedings indexed in Web of Knowledge product databases.

This new tool makes research within the digital universe discoverable, citable, and seamlessly linked to the published works detailing the outputs from the original investigation.

As a discovery tool, Data Citation Index shows how Data Sets are discovered and utilized in research. It will enable researchers, institutions, and funders to gain a comprehensive view into the origins of research projects currently underway, while eliminating duplication of work and speeding up the scientific research process.



Coverage includes research areas in the social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, and humanities. Two citation index editions are available and include:

  • Science (DCI-St) -- 1900-present
  • Social Sciences & Humanities (DCI-SSH) -- 1900-present

Keep in mind that some Data Sets may predate 1900. The product will retrieve these records if you select 1900-present as the timespan.


Key Features

  • See how Data Studies and Data Sets are connected to published papers in journals, books, and conferences in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

  • Link to repositories from Data Study and Data Set records to access original data.

  • One-click search on authors, group authors, editors, and source repositories to view all records in the database by the selected item.

  • Access the digital data from international source repositories.


Web of Science

  • The new Edit feature gives you the ability to overwrite an existing query or to create a new query from a previously run query from the Advanced Search and Search History pages. You can also overwrite or create a new query from a previously run combination set.

  • The improved Author Search function provides an easy step-by-step approach to identify and retrieve all the works by a particular author. This includes the ability to select research domains, research areas, and institutions associated with an author. View the results from a tabbed Results / Record Sets page. Add your published works to your ResearcherID publications list by clicking the "I Wrote These Publications" button.

All Web of Knowledge Product Databases

  • Renew all your citation alerts at one time from the My Cited Articles List page by clicking the Renew All button.

  • Search by ResearcherID in all Web of Knowledge product databases. View the data from the Full Record page and output the data from the Full Record and Marked Records pages. ResearcherID values are stored in the Notes field in EndNote and EndNote Web.


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 12

Macintosh® Operating Systems

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

Web Browsers for Macintosh OS

  • Firefox 3.6 (Recommended)
  • Apple Safari 5.0

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.


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.


Lemmatization and Left-Hand Truncation

Left-hand truncation automatically turns off lemmatization. A search for a term such as *valves returns bivalves but not bivalve. Because this occurs, you will not get plural and singular forms of search terms resulting in fewer records. By adding right-hand truncation to your search, the product returns more records. For example, *valve* returns both bivalve and bivalves.

Lemmatization and Search Queries

The product automatically turns off lemmatization if your search query exceeds the number of terms allowed in a search. When you exceed the limit, the product returns only exact matches.


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Web of Knowledge, Version 5.8


About ResearcherID

We added a "I Wrote These Publications" button to the Results and Full Record pages that lets you add your published works to your publication's 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 of the selected document(s).

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


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.


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