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CrossSearch NASA Astrophysics Data System, arXiv Physics, with Web of Science (for physics/astronomy) Monday, 30 January 2006 3:48 pm

Posted by Dongmei in database features, databases, open access.

Have you used the CrossSearch feature in ISI’s Web of Knowledge platform? It’s a great feature that you should explore if you haven’t. It lets you crosssearch Web of Science with other external collections/databases.

For physics and/or astronomy, you can search NASA Astrophysics Data System, together with Web of Science, of course, the results are listed separately for different collections/databases. For those folks that use preprints frequently, you can also add arXiv Physics to the list of databases that you wish to search.

I’ve worked with physicists/astronomers (in big research university settings) before, they use arXiv preprints (and postprints) on a regular basis. Just a fyi, if you’ve never used arXiv.org e-Print archive, here’s some facts about it: as of today, it provides open access to 354,161 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Quantitative Biology. It’s owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, also partially funded by NSF.

Here’s how to get to it, after you click on Web of Science on our databases page, choose “CrossSearch” from the pulldown menu on the top of the Web of Knowledge platform, click on “go”, check the external collection(s)/databases you’d like to search.

Click on this to see a screenshot of the CrossSearch main screen.



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