Categories: Networks and relationships; R&D, innovation, and commercialization

Overview: Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge  provides access to citations for the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. It is a research platform that provides access to objective content and tools to search, track, measure, and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Unit of Analysis:  Individual publications & academic articles

Coverage and Size: The Web of Knowledge and Web of Science provide data from the following:

  • 23,000 journals
  • 23 million patents from 40 patent-issuing countries
  • 110,000 conference proceedings
  • 9,000 web sites
  • 2 million chemical structures
  • 87 million source items
  • 700 million cited references
  • 256 scientific disciplines

Form:  Micro-level database; user defined table

Key Data Elements:

  • Abstracts
  • Citations index
  • Derwent innovation index
  • Science indicators

Timeframe: 100 years of back files and citation data

Frequency: Updated in real-time

Data Sources:

  • Web of Science℠
  • Chinese Science Citation Database
  • Current Contents Connect
  • Derwent Innovations Index
  • BIOSIS Previews
  • Biological Abstracts®
  • CABI
  • Inspec
  • Medline
  • Food Science and Technology Abstracts
  • Zoological Record
  • Journal Citation Reports®
  • Essential Science Indicators

Access: Subscription for database. Free monthly online reports available on demand by occupation and metro area.

Potential Uses for Regional Analysis: Identification of the impacts of regional scientific research activity on the works of others. Identification of regional and interregional networks and relationships.

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