Thursday, 9 March 2017

Resource of the Month: Web of Science

Web of Science is an online resource available at Aberystwyth University.

It gives access to thousands of easily searchable scientific journals, publications and citations within its Master Journal List.

How the resource can help students;

  • Helps to aid research for assignments, dissertations and exams – The database offers easy access to the latest academic research, texts and bibliographic references.
  • The database covers a wide range of subjects – Its core collection of scholarly journals covers not only science subjects, but also social sciences and arts and humanities.
  • Various other worldwide databases can be accessed within the Web of Science collection – these include the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database, the BIOSIS biosciences database and the Russian Science Citation Index.

Types of accessible documents within the database include;

  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters
  • Biographical items
  • News items
  • Bibliographies

Web of Science can be accessed online from the University Network at: 
or from or connect from the Primo Resources A-Z tab under W.

If accessing Web of Science away from campus, connect via the University's VPN: 

Video tutorials can be accessed here:

Web of Science's Quick Reference Guide can be found at: 

Contact for further information or to arrange a demonstration.

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