What subject areas are covered by Web of Science?

Web of Science provides an interface for searching the electronic databases Science Citation Index Expanded ™ ( SCI) and Social Science Citation Index ® ( SSCI). Our NIH license allows searching for records from 1955 to present ( SCI) and 1956 to present ( SSCI).

  • Both databases are updated weekly.
  • You can order full text articles found during a Web of Science search.
  • You can link to full text articles from online journals to which NIH Library subscribes.

Science Citation Index Expanded

The Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the sciences. It indexes more than 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines. Some of the disciplines covered include:

  • Agriculture
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Veterinary Science
  • Zoology

Social Sciences Citation Index

The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes more than 1,725 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Some of the disciplines covered include:

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Industrial Relations
  • Information Science
  • & Library Science
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Political Science
  • Public Health
  • Social Issues
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Urban Studies
  • Women's Studies

 

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