is a Citation Index?
of articles are published in research journals every year. Most
of them have lists of cited referencesthe authors' acknowledgments
of debt to prior research. The prior research may have been reported
in journal articles, books, patents, or other types of material.
citation index is a compilation of all the cited references from
journal articles published during a particular year or group of
years. In a citation index, you can look up a work that you know
to find new material that has cited it.
of Science® is made up of three citation indexes:
Science Citation Index Expanded®, Social
Sciences Citation Index ®, and Arts &
Humanities Citation Index®. ISI does not attempt
to capture the complete bibliographic information for each cited
item. Rather, an abbreviated citation is captured, which provides
enough information for you to be able to locate the item.
next page illustrates how a bibliography may appear in Web of