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Web of Science: Guide

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Web of Science contains bibliographic information (e.g., title, author, address, keywords, and abstract) and cited references of journal articles across all disciplines. 

You can use these cited references to do a cited reference search. 

  • Cited References: List the references cited by the article.
  • Citing Articles: List articles that cite the one you are viewing.
  • Related Records: List articles that cite the same works.

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Following databases are available at Waseda: 
Science Citation Index Expanded: Indexes over 5,900 journals across 150 scientific disciplines from 1900 to the present. 
Social Science Citation Index: Indexes over 1,700 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines from 1900 to the present. 
Arts & Humanities Citation Index: Indexes over 1,130 arts and humanities journals from 1975 to the present. 
Book Citation Index-Science (BKCI-S): 2005-current, Indexes over 10,500 books of natural science. 
Book Citation Index-Social Sciences & Humanities (BKCI-SSH): 2005-current, Indexes over 14,500 books of social and human science. 
Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S): 1990-current, Indexes over 124,000 proceedings of academic conference. 
Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH):1990-current, Indexes over 31,600 proceedings of academic conference. 
Emerging Sources Citation Index(ESCI): includes high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields. 
KCI-Korean Journal Database: Indexes 2,000 journals published in South Korea. 
Russian Science Citation Index: Indexes 600 journals published in Russia. Both English and Russians are searchable. 
SciELO Citation Index: Indexes 650 journals published in Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Caribbean countries, and South Africa. 

*EndNote online with WoS, the tool for managing bibliographies, citations and references is also available.

*Some of Contents listed on this platform are unavailable when the specific content is not described in Waseda E-resource Portal.

How to use

Please check the following to know how to use this database. 
■ Web of Science platform: Introduction


  • Interface language is automatically selected based on the user's browser settings.
  • You can also select a language by clicking on the [View in Chinese(簡体中文) / English / Japanese(日本語)] options that appear at the bottom of each page.
  • Register and sign in as a user and click the Preferences link to select a language.
  • Please refer to the system requirements from Web of Science help page.


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