ISI Web of Knowledge
is an academic citation indexing
and search service, which is combined with web linking and provided by Thomson Reuters
. Web of Knowledge coverage encompasses the sciences, social sciences
, arts and humanities
. It provides bibliographic
content and the tools to access, analyze, and manage research information. It has the attribute that multiple databases can be searched simultaneously.
It is described as a unifying research tool which enables the user to acquire, analyze, and disseminate database information in a timely manner. This is accomplished because of the creation of a common vocabulary for varied search terms and varied data. Moreover, search terms generate related information across categories.
Acceptable content for the Web of Knowledge is determined by an evaluation and selection process based on the following criteria: impact, influence, timeliness, peer review
, and geographic
Search and analysis
Web of Knowledge employs various search and analysis capabilities. First, Citation indexing is employed, which is enhanced by the capability to search for results across disciplines. The influence, impact, history, and methodology
of an idea can be followed from its first instance, notice, or referral to the present day. This technology points to a deficiency with the... Read More