Web of Knowledge Search Guide

What is Web of Knowledge?

How do I connect to Web of Knowledge?

How do I search Web of Knowledge?

How do Boolean Operators Work?

What is a Record and a Field?

How do I find results in the Library?

What does the IULINK button do?

Does the IULINK button always work?

What if the IUB Libraries do not own an item?

What if no IU Library owns an item?

Citation searching with Web of Knowledge

Citation searching with Web of Knowledge

Web of Knowledge may not be the best resource to use when searching for geoscience materials, because it only indexes articles from major journals, not all types of publications. However, if one person has done a lot of work on a particular topic, Web of Knowledge can be used to look for people who are citing that person in their bibliographies. People who cite another person are usually doing research on the same subject.

On the initial Web of Knowledge screen, several options are offered, including whether to perform a quick search or to search only a specific database. The mouse can be used to turn off the check marks for the Humanities and Social Sciences databases. Then click on the Cited Reference Search button.

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