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Social Sciences Citation Index from Thomson Web of Science

While other databases simply aggregate data, Web of Science information is carefully evaluated and selected. This time-tested approach helps conserve an institution's resources and researchers' time by delivering access to the most relevant resources.

Disciplines covered include

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Industrial Relations
  • Information Science & Library Science
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Issues
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Urban Studies
  • Women's Studies

Web of Science offers a true cited reference index, which is still the best tool for discovery and the only method of retrieving accurate citation counts. backward, and through journal articles and both journal and book-based proceedings. With cited
reference searching, you can search all disciplines and time spans to uncover information relevant to your search: 

  • Discover who's citing your research and the impact your work is having
  • Uncover the seminal research of an important theory or concept
  • Measure the influence of colleagues' or competitors' work – or your own
  • Follow the path and direction of today's hottest ideas

Related Records enhances the power of cited reference searching by searching across disciplines for all the articles that have cited references in common.

Create a colorful, easy to navigate, visual representation of citing-cited relationships to a given document using Citation Maps.

Use the Analyze Tool to quickly group the results, analyze the published papers, and identify research trends. Find hidden trends and patterns, gain insight into emerging fields of research, identify leading researchers, institutions, and journals, and trace the history of a particular field of study. You can analyze results by author, publication year, journal subject category, institution, language or source title, and view a numerical, percentage and graphical representation
of the analysis.

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September 13, 2010


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