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Web of Science

Overview of Web of Science, including useful links, tips, and tricks

What is Web of Science?

Web of Science is a platform consisting of several literature search databases designed to support scientific and scholarly research.

Search across databases to find content spanning multiple disciplines, document types, and formats. Discover the citation connections between these diverse content sets.

You will most likely be using the Web of Science Core Collection for most of your searches. This collection includes:

  • Over 21,000 peer-reviewed high-quality scholarly journals published worldwide (including Open Access journals);
  • Over 205,000 conference proceedings;
  • Over 104,000 editorially selected books

Getting Started

First thing's first: you'll want to create a Web of Science account.

Access Web of Science here (you can also find it on our A-Z Database List at

Create a sign-in for Web of Science at the top right corner of the landing page​

This step is optional, but creating a Web of Science account allows you to:

  • access Web of Science offsite (
    • roaming access is 6 months
    • sign in on campus to refresh roaming access for another 6 month period
  • save your searches
  • set up search alerts and citation alerts
  • save lists of records for later use
  • sign in with the same credentials for EndNote (as a NMT student, you can email the ITC Help Desk to receive an EndNote installer and serial number)


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