What is the Web of Knowledge? Exploration of the Web of Knowledge platform covering search options, database selection and additional resources available.
How do I query the Web of Science? Examination of the Web of Science General Search Page : Citation Index selections, WOS search options and Time span selection.
Examples searching Web of Science fields and search rules
Now I’ve performed a search, what do my WOS results show me? Find out how to use Analytical and Refining tools to discover who, what and where your results relate too.
Using Author Identification Tools to aid in searching for authors
I want more background on a paper of interest. Open up the Full Record to explore Citing Articles (Times Cited), Cited Items (References) and Related Records.
What can a Citation Map show me? Experience how this discovery tool enables you to explore in an interactive way references associated with a paper of interest to reveal trends and patterns in research.
What’s included in a Citation Report ? Can it help me with Research Evaluation? Learn more about what a Citation Report can uncover for a set of results and how this applies to evaluating research. Features of the Citation Report include the h index, Average Citation per paper, Total Citations and Citing Articles.
Which journals have the most impact in my area of research? Which journals have published the most number of articles in my area of research? Learn how JCR metrics can help you discover the best journals in your area of research.
How do I find other researchers related to my area of investigation? How do I know I am searching for the correct author? Learn how researchers are using and connecting to www.researcherid.com .
WEB OF SCIENCE COVERAGE Citation Index Coverage Science Citation Index
1900 to present day
Social Science Citation Index
1900 to present day
Arts and Humanities Citation Index
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Conference Proceeding Citation Indexes
Social Science and Humanities
Over 110,000 proceedings published in books and journals
Analyse and Refine Tools : Find hidden trends and patterns. Identify authors, publications years, journal subject category, institutions, language or source titles.
Citation Report: Capture citation activity and identify trends graphically. Includes h index, average citation per paper/year, view citing articles and removal of self citations.
Citation Map : Visibly explore relationships between articles. It is an interactive citation tree that displays both forward and backward citations and can be color coded and organized to easily discover trends in citation activity. The citation map can be then be saved as an image for later use.
Related Records : Identify other papers that cite the same cited references.
Times Cited :Explore the impact of a paper by viewing the articles that have cited it.
Free access to bibliographic software ‘ Endnote Web’: Fully integrated into WOK platform this library is available to any user. Store your references (maximum 10,000) import references from library Opac’s and online databases, share your folders, create bibliographies (2,300 styles) format papers (Cite While you Write) and transfer files to Endnote.
Cited Reference Search: Uncover the impact of work by searching through cited references.
Researcher ID : A global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community. Each researcher listed is assigned a unique identifier, to aid in solving the common problem of author misidentification. Search the registry to find citations, collaborators, and more.
WebPlus : A robust search engine that retrieves results from scientifically relevant websites. Content selected by Thomsonreuters editors. Practical options for searching, filtering and sorting.
Alerting and RSS Feeds : Keep up to date with new citations to an article of interest or new results relevant to a search strategy. RSS Feed enabled.
Save your queries : save your searches locally or to the server for easy retrieval and execution.
Capitalization does not matter: use upper, lower, or mixed case. For example: AIDS , Aids , and aids
Boolean Search Operators ( Not applicable to all search fields)
AND, OR, NOT, and SAME
Wildcards (* ? $) are supported in most search queries; however, the rules for using wildcards will vary.
The asterisk (*) represents any group of characters, including no character.
Enzym* matches enzyme, enzymes, enzymatic, and enzymology.
The question mark (?) represents any single character.
wom?n matches: woman, women
The dollar sign ($) represents zero or one character (useful when searching for expressions).
colo$r matches: color ,colour
Natural language : think of acronyms, synonyms, all related terms separated with or
“ Substance abuse” or “drug abuse” or “illegal drug taking”
Enter an expression or a phrase between quotations in order to retrieve that exact phrase
“ climate change” (if not will search for: climate and change)
AUTHOR SEARCHING How papers has this author published? Which is his most cited paper? How cites has it received? What is this authors total impact? What is his average citation per paper? What is h index?? With which other authors/institutions/ countries does he collaborate with? What other research has been influenced by this authors work? What impact do his papers have? In which journals does he publish? What impact do these journals have (JCR) Who is funding this authors research? Are there proceedings? To which conferences do they belong?
‘ An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output’
Jorge. E. Hirsch, 2005
Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0319
Definition and Purpose
The h-index is an index that quantifies both the actual scientific productivity and the apparent scientific impact of a scientist
The index can also be applied to the productivity and impact of a group of scientists, such as a department or university or country
Hirsch writes: A scientist has index h if h of his Np papers have at least h citations each, and the other (Np - h) papers have at most h citations each.
In other words, a scholar with an index of h has published h papers each of which has been cited by others at least h times.
The h -index reflects both the number of publications and the number of citations per publication.
The index is designed to improve upon simpler measures such as the total number of citations or publications.
The index works properly only for comparing scientists working in the same field; citation conventions differ widely among different fields.
Hirsch suggests that, for physicists, a value for h of about 12 might be a useful guideline for tenure decisions at major research universities. A value of about 18 could mean a full professorship, 15–20 could mean a fellowship in the American Physical Society , and 45 or higher could mean membership in the United States National Academy of Sciences  .
CITED REFERENCE SEARCHING- IDENTIFY THE IMPACT OF AN AUTHOR/ ITEM OF WORK
John M Coetzee
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, on 9 February 1940
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature, 2003
In the Heart of the Country (1977)
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Age of Iron (1990)
The Master of Petersburg (1994)
Diary of a Bad Year (2007)
What has been the impact of this South African born author in scholarly literature? Who has been influenced by his work? Cited Author: coetzee jm
WEB OF KNOWLEDGE HOME PAGE WOK personal profile functions WOK database/ resource selection
WEB OF SCIENCE SEARCH PAGE Web of Science search options Click here to go to WOS General Search Page Combine search fields with AND, OR, NOT Add more search fields Click here to open search aid/ index
WEB OF SCIENCE DATABASE AND COVERAGE SELECTION Use the drop down menus to select time span: from all years (included in your subscription) to data added in the recent update WOS individual Citation Indexes included in your subscription and years subscribed.
Which authors/institutions/journals have published these results?
Which conferences relate to our area of investigation?
What is the efficiency of this investigation (average citation per paper)
What is the total influence/ recognition of this research? (Total citations received)
What has been the research activity concerning this topic over time? Has productivity increased?
What has been the citation activity to these papers over time? Does this research have impact?
Are there any collaborations? National or international?
What other research has been influenced by these results? (Which institutions, authors, journals have cited these results?)
EVALUATION OF RESEARCH Number of results containing search query in Titles, Abstracts and Keywords Identify most cited paper: Order results by Times Cited Use Refine to classify results by various topics Journal subject areas Most Cited Paper Authors who wrote these papers ordered by number of papers
EVALUATION OF RESEARCH In which source items are these results published? Are there conferences / proceeding papers related to this topic? Which institutions have carried out this research? Which Funding Agencies are financing this research?
WHICH UK INSTITUIONS HAVE CARRIED OUT RESEARCH IN THIS AREA? Refine results by England Principal institution/ organisation from the results.
CITATION REPORT What has been the research activity concerning this topic over time? Has productivity increased? What has been the citation activity to these papers over time? Does this research have impact? Is this topic gaining more interest? What is the efficiency of this investigation (Average Citations per item) What is the total influence/ recognition of this research? (Sum of Times Cited) Which Authors/ institutions have been influenced by these papers? (View Citing Articles)
CITATION REPORT For each paper you can track the citation activity over time, view the Average Citation per Year and view the Total Times Cited count.
CITING ARTICLES These papers (Citing Articles) have cited our results. They have been influenced by the research retrieved.
WEB OF SCIENCE RECORD What other research has been influenced by this paper? What research influenced these authors? What material did these authors cite? View article References Keep up to date with citations to this article by creating a Citation Alert. Web of Knowledge registration required Run a Citation Map for this paper to exam the backward and forward citations to this paper
WEB OF SCIENCE RECORD View other articles that share references with your paper by performing a Related Records search View additional information such as the journal impact factor and the journal table of contents by selecting these links
RELATED RECORDS These papers share (cite) references with the paper of interest. They are “related” because they share references.
CITATION MAP- PUBLICATION YEARS Our paper was published in 2002 and it is still being cited in 2009, therefore this paper is relative to current research
CITATION MAP –SUBJECT CATEGORIES Our paper is from a journal categorised in Substance Abuse. Papers from journals of other categories have cited this paper, therefore this paper is important to other areas of research.
CITED REFERENCE SEARCH- BRITISH CRIME SURVEY What has been the influence of this survey in research? Which authors have cited it?
CITED REFERENCE SEARCH RESULTS- BRITISH CRIME SURVEY This table displays references that correspond to our query. We need to select all relevant references and finish the search in order to view the articles which these references belong to.
CITED REFERENCE SEARCH RESULTS These papers have cited our work of interest (British Crime Survey). By examining the authors, subject areas and institutions we can assess what impact/influence this survey has had in research.