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Web of Science Core Collection

What is Web of Science Core Collection?

A curated collection, Web of Science Core Collection contains over 21,100 peer-reviewed, high-quality scholarly journals published worldwide (including Open Access journals) in over 250 sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities disciplines. Includes conference proceedings and book data.

The search defaults to searching all Editions within the Core Collection; you may change this by clicking on the Editions dropdown menu above the search box. 

Included Editions:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED): 1900-present 
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI): 1975-present 
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI): 1975-present 
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI): 2018-present 

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