Web of Science Improvements

Posted September 1st, 2009 by Remlee Green

Good news…  One of MIT’s favorite databases just got better!

The MIT Libraries have recently purchased more access to Web of Science, increasing coverage by 73 years.  You’ll now be able to search:

  • Science Citation Index: 1900 – present
  • Social Sciences Citation Index: 1956 – present
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index: 1975 – present

In addition to searching for articles, Web of Science is especially useful for finding out who has cited a particular article with the “Cited Reference Search.”  To see an example, within Web of Science, choose the “Cited Reference Search,” and type “Einstein, A*” in the author field.  You can quickly identify Einstein’s key papers among the results.

Not only can you get more citation information for articles, but it gets even better – we currently have an extended trial to get citation information for conference literature.

The trial includes published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of disciplines. Track emerging ideas and new research in a specific field by viewing citation information for proceedings.  Both sections of the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Science, and Social Sciences & Humanities) are available from 1990 to the present.

We want to know what you think. To give feedback on the conference proceedings or for more information, e-mail feedback-proceedings@mit.edu.

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