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  The retrospective files of the Web of Science database are made available through the support of the late Judge Hugh M. Morris, the Judge Hugh M. Morris Family, and the Unidel Foundation.
Also known as: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, ISI Citation Databases, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index. The Web of Science database is on the Web of Knowledge platform.
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

The Web of Science interface provides online access to the following databases:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) (1900-present)

  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (1900-present)

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI) (1975-present)

  • Book Citation Index (2005-present)

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1993-present)


On the initial Web of Science screen, choose either “General Search” or “Cited Ref Search,” one or more of the citation databases listed above, and the year, or years, you wish to search. “Advanced Search” is also available.

Updated: weekly
Journals: Lists of journals included in Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index are available.
Links: Has Get It! links.
Personalization: Click on “Change Settings” on any search page to see the database and timespan selections. You can change settings anytime. You can also create citation alerts by clicking on the “Create Citation Alert” button next to a full record.

Disable pop-up blocking software. GetIt! links to full-text articles rely on pop-ups to function correctly.

The Analyze tool enables you to refine a search by drilling down to only the items of interest. You can analyze search results by Author, Document Type, Institution, Language, Publication Year, Source Title, and Subject Category. Analyze is available from any summary page (search results, citing articles, Related Records).

Logoff/Timeout: After 12.5 minutes of inactivity
Help: For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Software Requirements: Web of Science is NOT compatible with Internet Exporer 9. Display problems can be resolved by using the "Compatibility View" option. This feature can be found under Tools > Compatibility View or by clicking on the broken/torn page icon located near the URL bar. The System Requirements for the Web of Knowledge platform can be found in the 'What's New' section. 
Related Resources:, which tracks trends and performance in research, includes SciBytes: What’s New in Research and Fast Breaking Papers. identifies individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades.
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: Thomson Reuters

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14