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New Research Tool, For Many Topics: Web of Science

The Rutgers University Libraries have acquired access to the Web of Science, a powerful new resource that serves scholars in a variety of disciplines. Web of Science is an enhanced web version of the Institute for Scientific Information's citation indexes, including the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. The Web of Science measures the impact of particular journals and is one of the sources used by the National Research Council to rank graduate programs.

Our Web of Science subscription includes citations and references from articles in more than 8,000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals published from 1994 to the present. In addition to articles, other document types indexed are letters, corrections, additions, editorials, and reviews. The Web of Science provides complete bibliographic data, searchable author abstracts, and cited references.

The Web of Science provides two searching modes. Easy Search allows you to use keywords to find articles on a specified topic, person, or place. Full Search allows you to conduct searches on a topic or by author and to find articles which cite these works or which use related references.

Web of Science is available to Rutgers students, faculty, and staff on the Indexes page of the Libraries' website. It has been classified as General: Multi-Disciplinary. As with all indexes, it is also available from Research Shortcuts page.

Posted January 14, 2000