Web of Science Core Collection

Comprised of 100 years of valuable research, fully indexed and cross searchable


  • Visualize
  • Analyze
  • Integrate

Intended for

  • Academic Researcher
  • Librarian
  • Research Scientist


Web of Science™ Core Collection provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 150,000 conference proceedings. You'll find current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage to 1900.

Overcome information overload and focus on essential data across more than 250 disciplines.


  • Find high-impact articles and conference proceedings.
  • Uncover relevant results in related fields.
  • Discover emerging trends that help you pursue successful research and grant acquisition.
  • Identify potential collaborators with significant citation records.
  • Integrate searching, writing, and bibliography creation into one streamlined process.


  • Comprehensive and Relevant Coverage: Every journal included in Web of Science Core Collection has met the high standards of an objective evaluation process that eliminates clutter and excess and delivers data that is accurate, meaningful and timely.
  • Cited Reference Searching: Track prior research and monitor current developments, see who is citing your work, measure the influence of colleagues' work, and follow the path of today's hottest ideas.
  • Easy Author Identification: Locate articles written by the same authors in a simple, single search. Find the right author, right away — eliminating the problems of similar author names or several authors with the same name.
  • Insightful Analysis Options: Find hidden trends and patterns, gain insight into emerging fields of research, and identify leading researchers, institutions, and journals with the Analyze Tool.
  • Wide-ranging proceedings content: Track the influence and impact of individual proceedings papers, conferences as a whole, or the conference series.
  • Over 100 Years of Backfile Data: Track a century of vital data and find the supporting — or refuting — data you need. More backfiles give you the power to conduct deeper, more comprehensive searches and track trends through time.
This Solution consists of the following components:

Component Name


Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Fully indexes over 1,700 arts and humanities journals, as well as selected items from over 250 scientific and social sciences journals — 1975 to present.

Book Citation Index

Indexes over 50,000 editorially selected books with 10,000 new books added each year — 2005 to present.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index

The fastest way to gain access to cutting edge, impactful research derived from conference proceedings literature — 1990 to present.

Current Chemical Reactions

Contains over one million reactions — dated to 1986; plus INPI archives from 1840 to 1985.

Index Chemicus

Contains over 2.6 million compounds — 1993 to present.

Science Citation Index Expanded

Over 8,500 major journals across 150 disciplines — 1900 to present.

Social Sciences Citation Index

Over 3,000 journals across 55 social science disciplines, as well as selected items from 3,500 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals — 1900 to present.

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