Web of Science – new interface launched

The latest upgrade to the Web of Science interface (v.5.13) has just been launched and is now live. Thomson Reuters describe the update as follows:

The new Web of Science delivers a user-centric redesign to provide a simplified, intuitive search with clearer results through a single interface. No data or search index changes have been made. These enhancements make it:

  • easier to start a search
  • easier to review results, and
  • easier to discover related research with linked data

Enhancements that you will notice include:

  • improved page layout and readability
  • clear identification of the database searched
  • simplified navigation and grouping of functional controls
  • expanded search fields available with one click, and
  • easier links to full text

Web of Science databases are listed in Library OneSearch under the following separate entries:

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
  • BIOSIS Previews
  • Journal Citation Reports
  • Science Citation Index
  • Social Science Citation Index
  • Web of Knowledge
  • Web of Science (with Conference Proceedings)

Thomson Reuters have published a range of video tutorials explaining how different features in the new interface work – including a Web of Science Quick Tour.

Following the upgrade over the weekend of 11-12 January 2014 a number of service and performance errors have been reported, and some users may encounter error messages when using the new interface. Thomson Reuters are working to resolve these teething problems as soon as possible.
 

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