E-Resource of the Month – Web of Science

By Abir Mukherjee, on 28 January 2014


The Cruciform Library’s recommendation for E-Resource of the Month for January is the newly revamped Web of Science database, formerly called Web of Knowledge . As with the other e-resources described, the database can be accessed on site or remotely by UCL Students and Staff via the Library Homepage and Explore by choosing “Find Databases” at the top of the page.


What is it?

A database that combines biomedical journal articles with social science articles, ciatation analysis and bibliometrics. What used to be called Web of Science previously has now been relabelled Web of Science Core Collection, which allows advanced searching and citation analysis. A comprehensive introduction can be found at http://wokinfo.com/nextgenwebofscience.

Video guides for searching on the new interface can be found at http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/web-of-knowledge/ .

How do I access it?

Via the UCL Library webpages and Explore either through UCL desktops or remotely (UCL computer ID and password required when prompted if accessing remotely). From the Library homepage, “Finding databases” can be selected from the tabs at the top. Web of Science can be then be found alphabetically or by choosing it from the “Biomedicine and Health” options from the drop-down list.