Resources Help File

Web of Knowledge

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
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Web of Knowledge is an interface that allows cross-searching of Web of Science (1955-present), BIOSIS Previews (1969-present), Medline (1950-present), Zoological Record (1864-present), and Journal Citation Reports (1998-2007). Not all fields and features from individual databases are included in the cross-database search so it is better to use the interface of the individual database in some cases.


ISI does not plan to make Web of Knowledge or any of their other databases compatible with IE9 until 2012. 

If records do not display when the user is viewing the page in WOK, he/she can make that particular page compatible by going up to the address line on the IE browser screen.  At the far right side of that screen is a small icon that looks like a broken or torn page.  When the user clicks on that icon, the page will start to display in the old format and all of the citations can be viewed.  Usually, this change works till the user closes the ISI database.

Alternatively, users can put Internet Explorer 9 in Compatibility View. To turn on the Compatibility Mode go to Tools and then select Compatibility View.

Number of Users:
Interlibrary Loan:
Not Permitted
Resource Advocate:
Beckman, Roger
SFX Source:
Federated Search:

IUB Library Subjects:
  • Geological Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Optometry
  • Arts Administration
  • Archaeology
  • Physics
  • Underwater Science
  • Animal Behavior
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Cognitive Science
  • Informatics
  • Environmental Science
  • Nursing
  • Kinesiology
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Latino Studies
  • Geography
  • Education
  • Central Eurasian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • French & Italian
  • European Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Classical Studies
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • Psychology and Brain Sciences
  • Gender Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Germanic Studies
  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Comparative Literature
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Film Studies
  • Victorian Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Library and Information Science
  • Biology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Business
  • Music
  • Religious Studies
  • Economics
  • Theatre and Drama
  • African Studies
  • Political Science
  • Slavic and East European Studies
  • History

Library of Congress Subjects:

Science--Periodicals Indexes Periodicals.
Science Indexes Periodicals.
Social sciences--Periodicals Indexes Periodicals.
Social sciences Indexes Periodicals.
Arts--Periodicals Indexes Periodicals.
Arts Indexes Periodicals.
Humanities--Periodicals Indexes Periodicals.
Humanities Indexes Periodicals.