BIO150Y Optimal Information Foraging  

Using a Journal Index: Web of Science

Why search another index?

No single index covers all of the journals in a discipline. For a thorough search use more than one journal index. There will be some overlap of results, but some unique results as well.

Basic Search

  1. Enter alien invaders.
  2. Click on the title of the article to see the full citation and abstract (if present).
  3. Scroll down the results and notice there are no descriptors (subject headings).
  4. The keywords field contains words assigned by the author, not by indexers, so they differ from article to article.
Basic search in Web of Science

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