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Web of Knowledge is a subscription-based online research platform produced by Thomson Reuters, and it provides access to journal articles, patents, websites, conference proceedings, Open Access material, and a variety of analysis tools.[1] A fact sheet on Web of Knowledge from the Thomson Reuters website describes the content of the platform:[2]

  • 23,000 journals (including over 11,000 unique titles in Web of Science)
  • 23,000,000 patents
  • 110,000 proceedings
  • Over 40 million source items and 700 million cited reference

Databases accessible through the Web of Knowledge platform include:[2]

  • Web of Science (including Conference Proceedings Citation Index) - Backfiles to 1900
  • Biosis Previews - Backfiles to 1926
  • Biological Abstracts - Backfiles to 1926
  • Current Contents Connect
  • Zoological Records - Backfiles to 1864
  • Derwent Innovations Index (merges Derwent World Patents Index with Derwent Patents Citation Index) - Backfiles to 1963
  • CAB Abstracts - Backfiles to 1910
  • Global Health - Backfiles to 1910
  • Inspec - Backfiles to 1898
  • Food Science & Technology Abstracts - Backfiles to 1969
  • MEDLINE - Backfiles to 1950

The Thomson Reuters fact sheet describes the following functions and features of Web of Knowledge:[2]

  • Evaluation and analysis of journal articles, journals, and institutions through Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators
  • Cited reference searching
  • Analyze Tool - View trends within topics, areas of studies, institutions, journals, and authors
  • Citation Report - Identifies citation activity graphically for Web of Science records
  • Citation mapping
  • Author identification tools in Web of Science and Current Contents Connect
  • EndNote Web - Online reference management tool
  • Alerting and RSS feeds
  • Usage reporting

Users can learn about the most recent updates to the Web of Knowledge from this page on its website.


  1. "FAQ." Web of Knowledge website, Accessed September 8, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "A versatile workflow solution - Web of Knowledge." Thomson Reuters website, Accessed September 8, 2011.

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