Reminder – ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education

01 August 2003

MIMAS remind subscribing institutions of the availability of the ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education. This includes the new version of ISI Web of Science and Proceedings, both with set searching support and a variety of additional facilities. Just one login using Athens authentication is required at:

The service at: will continue until Friday 29 August 2003 for a transition period, but from this date any users who may still be unaware of the new interface will be automatically re-directed to

[N.b. Some products, including Current Contents Connect and Derwent Innovations Index, are still being brought up-to-date and will be visible shortly. The sites concerned will be notified directly.]


Institutional settings for Holdings and SFX (free to institutions with suitable systems) and the Links (additional subscription required) are additionally now available. Links Administrators for institutional journal lists need to link to: when editing/adding journals - usual usernames and passwords apply. Further messages will be sent directly to each site's Links Administrator shortly.

CrossSearch Facilty

The CrossSearch – Form facility has been enabled for all institutions, providing cross-searching of ISI products using the familiar WoS operands. For further information on using the Cross Search function, please consult the online help files or contact the WoK helpdesk.

External products can be added for cross-searching these include Agricola, PubMed and ISI's eSearch, which ISI are making available free to existing WoS subscribers.

CrossSearch – Concept, providing natural language searching, is being built over the next few weeks. This involves the creation of a full-text index of all data loaded, so must be completed in its entirety and the effect upon server performance assessed prior to release.

As both types of CrossSearch – Form and Concept are optional for each institution, please inform the WoK Helpdesk if you *do not wish* one or both to be enabled for your institution. This option follows informal feedback gathered during the recent training programme - we wish to support an institution's preference.

Support Materials

In support of transition, we have a new 'Top Tips' page at: This includes advice relating to WoK functionality, plus some fixes for initial problems people may encounter.

Documentation and training materials available online on the WoK Support page.

Pre-printed versions of the WoK and JCR user guides are being processed and will be available to order shortly.

Please notify the WoK helpdesk if you require any further information or assistance, and if you have any suggestions for the 'Top Tips' page or feedback about our service it is always welcome.