For more than just Science!
People are often led to believe that the Web of Science (WoS) is just for scientific research - a reasonable assumption given its name!
However, The Web of Science provides access to three citation indexes. A citation index is a compilation of all the cited references from journal articles published during a particular year or group of years. In a citation index, you can look up a work that you know to find new material that has cited it. This database covers subjects ranging from Literary Theory to Applied Mathematics:
The Web of Science is unique in that it allows you to search by cited reference. A cited reference search enables you to use a published work that you know to find other, later works that cite it. You can also search by topic, author, publication title, and address.
Find Related Records
Another really great feature of WoS is the "Find Related Records" button. This is a way of retrieving articles by searching through the database and finding all the articles that share any of the cited references. So instead of trying to think of all the possible keywords and synonyms you take advantageof the author's list of references!
View a tutorial on finding related records.
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