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Fogler Library recently purchased the complete backfile of the database Web of
Science. This database is one of the most important resources that Fogler
Library offers our students, faculty, and staff. Over 8,500 scholarly journals
are indexed with updates every week. As with many other databases in our
collection, Web of Science links to the full-text of the journal for those
journals to which we subscribe. The importance of the Web of Science backfile is
that we now have access to indexes of science journals back to 1900, social
science journals from 1976, and arts and humanities journals from 1975.
Previously, our access was limited from the year 2000 to present.
Web of Science has several attractive features for our users. For example, users can take advantage of Web of Science to find out who is doing similar research, thus creating potentially important research contacts. Students will take advantage of Web of Science to find papers related to their topic, creating bibliographies that will help them write their papers. This ability to uncover important papers on almost any topic will serve all our users well.
Web of Science is arguably Fogler Library’s most important cross-disciplinary research database. Its purchase has been greeted by much enthusiasm from students, faculty, and staff alike. We are very fortunate to be able to offer this resource to our users.
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