Web of Science (WoS) workshop / hands-on training


The Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering high quality research across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. It covers over 12,000 journals – including Open Access journals – with a retrospective coverage to 1900. Besides searching for articles by means of keywords (topics), using ‘cited reference search’ enables you to search for relevant research articles citing an older (previously published) article of interest. 

The Web of Science can be used to:

  • Identify leading researchers, institutions and journals in a field of research
  • Find hidden trends and patterns and gain insight into emerging fields of research
  • Capture citation activity with ‘Citation Reports’ to view vital citation information for individuals, institutions or disciplines, i.e. measuring the influence of colleagues’ work
  • Create ‘Citation Maps’ to visualize citation connections and discover an article’s citation relationships
  • Stay up to date in a research field by means of search alerts and citation alerts
  • Track prior research
  • How WoS selects Journals for indexing
  • How to deal with the Hirsch-index (H-index)

Planned courses: We no longer provide a regular scheduled training because the participation rate is too low. 
For assistance, or a dedicated workshop, please contact Courses-ub (UB):

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