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Library Resources for Public Health Research

Accessing Web of Science

Web of Science indexes materials for life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. It includes conference proceedings not published in association journals.  It also tracks articles that reference the article currently being viewed.

You can access Web of Science from the Library's Information Resources Page and Resources for the School of Public Health.

If you access Web of Science from off-campus, you will have to login to the Library proxy server.

Searching Web of Science

Searching Web of Science

Web of Science searches only by keyword.  You can enter the terms you are interested in into the search box.  Then click on the button labeled "Search".


                            Enter the terms you want to search for.

Search Results

Search Results

                            The results of your search


The full record provides bibliographic information about the article, the number of times the article has been cited and a link to the full text of selected articles.  You can access the full text of the article if the Library subscribes to the journal.  If the Library doesn't subscribe to the journal, you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan.


                            An article in Web of Science


Once you've completed all the steps of your search, you're ready to look at your results.Web of Science originally presents your results in short format. To see a detailed record, click on the title of the article you're interested in.


Getting Help

Getting Help


There is online help from Web of Science in using the database.

There are guides to using Web of Science on the list of Resource Guides.

And, of course, you can always ask a librarian for help with your search.