Web of Science

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PolyU students and staff: Online Access through SSO login

Other users: Online Access (Select "IP Authentication")

Off-campus Access Rights : P - PolyU Staff/Students only
Coverage : 1970+
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Web of Science Core Collection enables users to search current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from over 12,000 research journals worldwide, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Coverage extends back to 1970, and it is updated weekly.


Web of Science Core Collection covers:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) -- 1970 - Present
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) -- 1970 - Present
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) -- 1975 - Present
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S) -- 1990 - Present
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH) -- 1990 - Present
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) -- 2015 - present

To access the content from one or a few sub-collections only, make sure you select the appropriate one(s) from the Edition's menu. E.g. SCIE: 

Web of Science SCIE


Important Notes:

  • Users should not use Virtual Private Network (VPN) service when accessing e-resources from off campus. This may trigger suspension of user's account.
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