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Library Research Skills for Biologists

Web of Science

You will see Web of Science (see link below for access) listed in several Research Guides. This is because Web of Science is a core article index for the sciences, indexing the content of over 10,000 journals and conference proceedings in the Multidisciplinary Sciences including:

Anatomy & Morphology Environmental Sciences & Ecology Microbiology
Behavioural Sciences Evolutionary Biology Mycology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Fisheries Neurosciences & Neurology
Biodiversity & Conservation Food Science & Technology Parasitology
Biophysics Forestry Physiology
Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology Genetics & Heredity Plant Sciences
Cell Biology Life Sciences & Biomedicine Reproductive Biology
Developmental Biology Marine & Freshwater Biology Research & Experimental Biology
Endocrinology & Metabolism Mathematical & Computational Biology Virology
Entomology Mechanics Zoology

Introduction to Web of Science (video)

This video below shows the following search strategies in an introduction to Web of Science:

  • Searching using Boolean operators AND, OR; truncation; phrase searching
  • Sorting results by Times Cited
  • Limiting to review papers

Web of Science Advanced Searching (Videos)