Thomson Reuters has made its Web of Knowledge databases available for a one-month free trial with likely a second month trial extension. The first trial period was available through 12 October 2011. The extended trial period runs through November 11, 2011.
The trial features Web of Science, which researchers can use to search, track and analyze more than 35 years of current and retrospective journal and proceedings data in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
The following products and back-years are available:
Journal Citation Reports on the Web:
- Science Edition 2008
- Social Sciences Edition 2008
Web of Science:
- Science Citation Index Expanded 1975-present
- Social Sciences Citation Index 1975-present
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index 1975-present
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index
- Science: 1990-present
- Social Science & Humanities: 1990-present
Trial access is limited to 1 simultaneous user. Any subsequent attempts to access the database after 1 user is logged on will generate a message indicating that the maximum number of concurrent users is already in effect. For this reason, PLEASE use the LOGOFF button at the end of each search session when finished reviewing the product. This immediately frees the session for the next user.
Web of Science
Web of Science provides access to the world’s leading citation databases:
- Track prior research and monitor current developments, see who is citing your work, measure the influence of colleagues’ work, and follow the path of today’s hottest ideas.
- Find hidden trends and patterns, gain insight into emerging fields of research, and identify leading researchers, institutions, and journals with the Analyze Tool.
Journal Citation Reports
Journal Citation Reports offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world’s leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles’ cited references, JCR Web helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. Available in Science and Social Sciences editions.
Access to this trial is available through the library’s New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage both from on campus and remotely.
Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.