Science Citation Index


The Web of Science is an enhanced web version of Thomson/ISI's citation indexes, including the Science Citation Index, theSocial Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. The Web of Science can be used to demonstrate the impact of particular articles and authors through the "Cited Reference Search" and also allows subject searching through both "quick" and "advanced" searches. 
Our Web of Science subscription includes citations and references for articles in almost 9000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals published from 1984 to the present. Web of Science provides complete bibliographic data, searchable author abstracts, and cited references. Journals covered in Web of Science are chosen for their credibility, influence, and relevancy. Coverage is strongest in the sciences(more than 6000 journals), followed by social sciences(approximately 1800 journals), and arts and humanities(approximately 1100 journals). For impact factor information about specific journals, users are directed to the index "Journal Citation Reports."


Context-sensitive online help system, online tutorials available.

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

Dates covered

1984 to the present. For source materials for previous years, the paper indexes of Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index may be found in the library. See the for holdings of these titles.

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Journal articles, including full papers, editorials, commentaries, reviews, letters, meeting abstracts, clinical reports, and more.

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations, with linking to full-text of articles if they are subscribed to by the Libraries.

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Science Citation Index

Producer/content provider

Thomson Scientific

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Thomson Scientific/ ISI Web of Knowledge