Monday, October 09, 2006

The University Libraries Acquire Interdisciplinary Citation Database: The Web of Science

The University Libraries now provides online access to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Science. This powerful interdisciplinary resource combines citation indexes from the popular Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index into a fully-searchable database.
The database coverage, 1992-present, provides full citation information for over 20,000 journal titles, in addition to patents, books, websites, and conference proceedings. The Web version replaces the University Libraries’ print volumes for these three indexes.
Students and faculty will find that the Web of Science is an excellent tool for locating research citations in a wide array of disciplines and includes sophisticated analysis tools to search for prolific authors and research institutions and to identify collaborators for research projects.
Soon the Web of Science will be enabled with Find It @ BSU, the University Libraries’ powerful tool for connecting citations to full-text articles. This enhancement will add even greater value to this dynamic database.


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