2. ISI WEB OF KNOWLEDGE
2.1 HOW TO FIND THE ISI WEB OF KNOWLEDGE DATABASE
Access ISI Web of Knowledge through the University Library website, via the
, select “I”, which will
lead you to: http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/databases/dbtitlei.html
. (You may have to scroll down to find it.) This will take you
to the ISI Web of Knowledge site:
(You may be asked to agree to conditions first.)
ISI Web of Knowledge has one advantage over Scopus in that it easily allows for searches at
the level of department, school or faculty, so long as these affiliations are included in
citations (which they often are not) and so long as you use the correct abbreviations in your
search. A list of common abbreviations is available at:
A list of abbreviations for some department and schools, with guidelines for how to use them
is provided in Abbreviations for Affiliation Searches
, in this document.
ISI Web of Knowledge also allows you to choose specific databases for your search. These
are listed on the “Select a Database” tab. The individual databases offer more search options,
as well as confining your search to selected discipline/s. You can also elect to search all of
the databases, using the “All Databases” tab, which is what we have done in these notes.
ISI Web of Knowledge is not case sensitive, so it does not matter whether or not you use
capital letters in any of your searches.
Searching for publications using online databases: Scopus and ISI Web of Knowledge.
Version 2, November 2009.
Page 20 of 41