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New Web of Science Interface and Intuitive Navigation

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In response to user requests for a more intuitive search experience, Web of Science recently underwent a number of changes that you will see the next time you use the database.

The first change you will notice is the name. Previously, it was called Web of Knowledge. The new name is Web of Science.

Web of Science

You will still have access to the content that you expect –leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities –via:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1988-present)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1988-present)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (2009-present)

Next, you will notice a simplified and intuitive search screen.

updated user interface
Source: Thomson Reuters

Additional new features include:

  • An improved page layout and readability of your search results.
  • A spell-check “did you mean” function.
  • Easier links to full-text, when available.
  • Improved organization of related research under Citation Network.
  • Open Access selection choice is available under “Refine Results”.

To see more of the new features, go to Web of Science under Find Databases on the Pollak Library website. A Quick Tour of the new Web of Science is available on YouTube.

For questions or assistance with this or other science-related databases, contact your Science Librarian, Zoe Pettway Unno.

Post originally written by former Science Librarian, Zoe Pettway Unno.

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