Web of Science: An
What is Web of Science
A bibliographic database that indexes journal articles and their
associated cited references from over 8000 key
the sciences and social sciences. Use the database to navigate
backward in time using
. Navigate forward in time
to discover a paper’s impact on current research.
Includes the ability to search for concepts using the
for keywords found in article titles, abstracts, keywords, and
keywords plus. Articles from 1991 forward include author
articles and keywords.
The database allows the user to combine search types, such as a
general search and a cited reference search using the
Does not index books, conference proceedings, technical reports,
and other material. Search Compendex or another bibliographic
database to locate citations for material that is not indexed by Web
Navigation by alphabet
The Letter W
Start here if you have an
author and date that you would
like to research.
Set date range and
before picking a search
You know that
S. B. Pope
published some important
work on your topic in 1985 but
the instructor don’t know the
title of the journal. Use Cited
Reference Search to look for
articles that cite Pope and the
If you know the journal title, include the
journal title in this field using the
abbreviation. Use the online guide to
find the abbreviation.
All of these cite the same article. What’s the difference?
The manner in which the title is abbreviated, the volume
number, or the starting page vary from citation to citation.
Mark all possible matches and then “
” to get
the complete set of matches. Select “
” to see
the complete citation to Pope’s article.
Pope’s article included 130 references
and has been cited by 538 papers.
By searching for all of the
variants, we found 546 papers
that cited Pope. We can
combine this set with a
A phrase search for “turbulent
combustion” in article titles,
keywords, or abstracts. Note that
search examples are available.
” to find
articles on turbulent
combustion that cite Pope’s
The Search History allows you
to combine searches. In this
example, use the Boolean
“AND” to combine sets 1
(articles that cite Pope) and 2
(articles that contain the
phrase “turbulent combustion”
in the article title, keywords or
Set #3 has 87 records for
articles on turbulent
combustion that cite
Pope’s 1985 article.
Detailed record for the first
item in the set of 87 records.
Includes complete citation,
keywords, and abstract.
Click on “Summary” to return
to the brief list of records.
Use this icon to find articles
that share the same
references as this article.
Click on cited references
to see the complete list of
citations. This is the
citation to Pope’s article
from the first record in the
set of 87 matches.
Articles which share references
to the first article in the list.
Mark records to save
marking records, click
After you mark and
“Submit” records, your
accessible from this icon.
Use the SFX icon to see if full
text is available. ALWAYS
double check Chinook for print
and/or electronic versions if the
SFX icon is not available or if
the linker fails to find full text.
Linking technology is not 100%
Link to the
Note that the dates of online
access (coverage) do NOT reflect
CU’s subscription. We have
online access from 1995 to the
present. A check of Chinook
indicates that older volumes are
available in the Engineering
Print holdings, call
number and location.
Chinook statement on
electronic holdings may
differ from information
found at the publisher’s
site. If you’re
prompted for a login
and password, the
article is probably not
included in our
When in doubt, contact
the Engineering Library
Last, but not least, always make
sure to save your citations to disk
mail. The Marked List screen
provides several options for output
including print, e
mail, and save to
file. Always include the author, title
and source (the default).
Since Web of Science links backwards and forwards
between articles that are cited by others in a circular
manner, it’s easy to lose track of your search process.
Items that you discover in
Find Related Records
added to the Search History. As you explore links using
Find Related Records
and other tools, make sure to
MARK articles that you find so that you can export the