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Web of Knowledge, a users' guide   Tags: cited_reference, how do i, resources  

A guide to help you use the Web of Knowledge database
Last Updated: May 30, 2014 URL: http://libguides.westga.edu/wok Print Guide RSS Updates

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Introduction

This guide is to help you use Web of Knowledge.

Web of Knowledge, AKA Web of Science, is a database for researching Arts & Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. You will find it linked off of the list of databases. If you are off-campus, you will need to use the current GALILEO password (posted in CourseDen) to access this resource.

Web of Knowledge contains the following Citation Indexes:

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index, 1975-present
  • Science Citation Index, 1900-present
  • Social Sciences Citation Index 1900-present
  • Book Citation Index - (BKCI) 2005-present

What is Cited Reference Searching?

Cited reference searching allows you to see who cited a published book or article. Looking at footnotes, you can follow research backwards in time to see what sources your article used. Cited reference searching allows you to take research forwards by seeing who else cited the article you are using. You can look at the other citations those articles used and build a web of citations and sources useful for your research.

Web of Knowledge is not a full-text database. Use the  button to see to which journals UWG has access or to initiate an ILLiad request.

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