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Why and how to use Web of Science

Why use this resource?  Web of Science combines coverage of Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index Expanded.  It provides access to the scholarly literature across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, and includes citations to journal articles, conference proceedings, symposia, workshops, and more.  It additionally has the powerful ability to do cited reference searching, enabling users to trace the impact of individual scholars' work a field.

What's in this resource? Web of Science contains citations with abstracts and links to some full text.


Multidisciplinary, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities
Dates of Coverage
1975 - present
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Phrase Searching "tropical rain forest"
Other Search Tips To start a Cited Reference Search, select it from the dropdown directly above the main search box (it defaults to Basic Search, but the triangle next to that is a dropdown list).
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