Washington University now has access to the “century of science” in the Web of Science Core Collection with science source coverage extended back to 1900! This has been on the wish list of many science departments for a long time. Previously we had 1975-present only.
Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is available to the entire campus now; the medical campus has had ESI for several years. ESI is a tool for identifying and ranking recent top papers, authors, and institutions within 22 fields in science and social science. It can answer questions such as:
- Which institutions are in the top 1% in my field?
- Where do articles from WU rank in my field?
- My paper is cited x times; how does that compare with other papers in my field?
Because we subscribe to both WOS and ESI, ESI Top Papers is available as a filter in WOS searches. This is a quick way to limit to the em>most highly cited and/or hot papers in a subject area within the last 10 years.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is another in this family of databases which we continue to receive. The interface has changed and several of its features are also now available within WOS, for example, you may click on journal titles and get the journal impact factor.