Answered By: Nicola Dennis
Last Updated: 11 Sep, 2015     Views: 89

The Web of Science is a bibliographic database, which means it contains information (such as title, author, abstract, keywords) about thousands of journal articles, but doesn't contain the full text.

It is useful when you want to do a thorough literature search because it searches journals from lots of different locations all at the same time, and gives you more extensive results than you would find on the Library SmartSearch.

You'll find that many of the journal articles listed on Web of Science are available through the library via other databases that do contain the full text, and you can get to these by using the 'Find it @ Aston' button that features on the Web of Science.

However, we don't have full text access to all of the journal articles that you are able to search on Web of Science. If you find one that Aston doesn't have access to, you may be able to request a copy through our Inter-library Loans service.

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