Databases \ Web of Science Core Collection


Indexes journals, conference proceedings, and books/chapters in the sciences, engineering, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Also includes citation data: both the references for an indexed paper or chapter and any subsequent citations of that work.

The Web of Science core collection also includes the Book Citation Indexes and Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes.

Does not contain the papers and articles, but often does link to them – many will be available in full text, but full-text access will depend on whether the Library subscribes to the publication. There is a partial overlap with Scopus.


The Web of Science Core Collection comprises:

- Science citation index expanded. 1899 to present
- Social sciences citation index. 1898 to present
- Arts & humanities citation index. 1975 to present
- Conference proceedings citation index, Science. 1990 to present
- Conference proceedings citation index, Social sciences & humanities. 1990 to present
- Book citation index. 2005 to present

Warning: Many journals are NOT indexed from volume 1, but should be consistently covered from their various dates of adoption by Web of Science.


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