Preview Service – ISI Web of Science version 5

29 April 2003

ISI and MIMAS have recently installed a preview of Web of Science version 5 on the MIMAS server. The preview service can be accessed via

A transitional period has been arranged where both the new version of WoS version 5 (which includes set searching) and WoS 4.3 will be available. This is to allow for a smoother transition and to minimise the need to retrain any students in their final term.

Note that this is a generic service, so does *not* include institution-specific settings, such as Linkage, Holdings, SFX, etc. These will be implemented as part of the full Web of Knowledge implementation at the end of May – more detailed announcements will follow.

Athens authenticated access has now been implemented – but there may be some glitches, so please notify the helpdesk of anything strange.

You will also find some support and training materials on the 'WoK' web site and additional links to ISI materials. One which you may find particularly useful is the Quick Guide to Changes in the Web of Science 5.0 at:

Once again, remember that the current live WoS service at will continue to be available and is unaffected by this work!

If you have any further questions or feedback regarding the ISI WoS Service for UK Education, please contact the helpdesk at: