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Course Research Impacts: Web of Science

Web of Science

Web of Science (by Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters and also formerly known as ISI Web of Knowledge) is a research platform that gives access to content and tools to search, track, measure and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.


Web of Science (WoS) offers bibliographical access to scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Over 10.000 journals are covered. You can see a list of journals in the Master Journal List. To be covered in Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics takes many factors into account, including the journal's basic publishing standards, its editorial content, the international diversity of its authorship, and the citation data associated with it. An overview of the journal selection process is available here.

The EUR has access to these databases in the Web of Science Core Collection:

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) - 1975-present
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S) - 1990-present
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH) - 1990-present
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) - 1975-present
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) - 1975-present
  • Essential Sources Citation Index (ESCI) - 2005-present

Please note: The EUR doesn’t subscribe to the Book Citation Index. We also don’t have access to the content of Web of Science before 1975. The Preprint Citation Index (1991-present), ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Citation Index (1637-present) and SciELO Citation Index (2002-present) can be selected via the dropdown menu behind Search in: on the Search page of Web of Science.

Another resource from Clarivate is the Journal Citation Reports database (JCR). These reports help you to evaluate and compare journals, by using citation data. In the JCR you can find journal metrics, like the Journal Impact Factor, since 1997.


You can access Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports off-campus via EZproxy or EduVPN. When you create a personal account, you can also access the databases when you are outside the EUR IP-ranges.