Web of Science Support Information

The support page gives contact details for assistance or information in regard to the Web of Science (WoS) Service for UK Education and additional support materials/links that may be useful.

The Web of Science Support page will be continually updated.

Last Update: 09 October 2018

Web of Science Documentation

Documentation & Materials


Important Linkage Service Information

For institutions already set up for the Linkage Service (links to full text):

Please note that the Linkage service documentation has been withdrawn as institutions are now unable to update their individual Journal sets. Please forward the details of any changes/additions required to the Web of Science helpdesk who will progress any updates/enquiries on your behalf.

The change in procedure is as a result of the transfer of the Journal sets to the Clarivate Analytics-hosted server. Institution's Journal sets will no longer be administered by institutions themselves on the Clarivate Analytics-hosted service. Clarivate Analytics have undertaken the administration on their server from the transfer of the Institutions Journal set information from the Mimas server on 04 April 2005.

Clarivate Analytics Government and Academic Customer Advocates

Clarivate Analytics has created a new department, the Customer Advocates. The group's mission is to provide a premium level of service to Academic and Government accounts with the goal of increasing usage and raising awareness of Clarivate Analytics products.

The Customer Advocates are available to assist Jisc institutions with a variety of tasks, including the set-up of links to full text, OpenURL, OPACs and aggregate providers such as JSTOR. Please think of the advocates as your primary contact at Clarivate Analytics for any issues involving set-up, service, or educational materials.

If you wish to set up links to full text documents covered in your library, please forward a copy of your holdings to ts.customeradvocategroup@thomson.com and the Advocates will get the process underway. The Advocates can also assist with providing links to the Open Access journals covered in Clarivate Analytics products like Web of Science, Current Contents Connect, and BIOSIS Previews.

The Advocates can also be contacted by phone at 215-386-0100, extension 1706 from 8 AM to 6 PM EST. If you call before or after these hours, the phone mail system will take your message and the Advocates will respond as quickly as possible.

Training – Web of Science Service for UK Education

We are currrently in the process of organising Web of Science training at various locations throughout the UK, commencing 3 December 2018. Details, once confirmed, will be made available here.

If your institution would be interested in hosting one of these events please do contact us, email webofscience@jisc.ac.uk. We would manage the promotion, course bookings and materials and all that is required is a training room with PCs (with internet connection) and facilities for the Clarivate Analytics’ trainer for the presentation and demonstrations. As a hosting site you would be able to reserve places for relevant library and support staff at your institution, with remaining places offered to external attendees.

Previous training presentations and materials.

Previous Training – Web of Science Service for UK Education

**FREE** Web of Science Update/ What’s New Training - June 2018.

Jisc Web of Science Service for UK Education Support organised a series of ***FREE*** Web of Science Update/What’s New Training sessions at Academic HE institutions around the UK. The training was provided by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters).

Library/research support staff with previous experience of the Web of Science were invited to attend one of these events in order to keep up to date with the recent service enhancements and future updates.

Dates and Venues

This course was intended for library/research support staff with familiarisation of the Web of Science, from institutions who subscribe to the WoS Service for UK Education.

Course Description:

Discovery tools (including new features)

Analytical tools

Identification tools

Reference management tools: Endnote X9 what’s coming

What else is available?

Course Materials
PPTX - Web of Science Update/ What’s New Training Presentation.

Clarivate Analytics Training

Are you searching Web of Science resources as effectively and efficiently as possible? In order to ensure that you are, please take advantage of the free training resources available from Clarivate Analytics.

Web Based Training:

Please visit http://clarivate.libcal.com/calendar/wos-incites-training/ for the schedule of free, live, WebEx based classes. The schedule is updated regularly, so if you see a class that fits your schedule, please check back regularly or contact the Customer Education Department.

Archived Training Sessions:

Clarivate Analytics also offer short recorded training units available for viewing at your convenience. Go to http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/training/ and click on a product name in order to view the recorded training available for that product.

Training Materials:

All printed training materials are available for downloading from the Clarivate Analytics Customer Support Center. Please visit http://clarivate.libguides.com/home/ for links to training materials.

If you would like to request a class or need more information about any of the training resources, please complete the Clarivate Analytics training request form at: http://clarivate.libwizard.com/contact-training

Web of Science Statistics

From February 2008, statistical information was made available using a new administration tool. Access was available initially for those users at institutions who received email notification previously regarding statistical information. The email address used for the notifications will require registration (if they haven't been registered previously for personal settings) with the same email address, and then used together with the password to sign in once connected to the Web of Science. The administrator tools are accessed from the 'Additional Resources' tabbed page once connected and signed in for the personalisation options.

To see screen shots of all the administration tools for Web of Science please view the Clarivate Analytics PowerPoint presentation (PPS)

Monthly Totals:

Web of Science Enhancement Committee (WoSEC)

WoSEC has been set up to provide a forum in which user comments about the Web of Science Service for UK Education can be discussed by the publisher, the service provider, the funding body and representatives of the user community.

Date of next meeting: Tuesday 22 January TBC

WoSEC Members

A list of the current members of WoSEC is available.

Please note: Access to files in this section is restricted to UK Academic Institutions (i.e. those accessing via ".ac.uk" domains).

Current enhancements list.

User Feedback

Minutes of WoSEC Meetings

Web of Science Calendar of Events

The calendar of events provides information regarding future Web of Science promotional and training activities.

Further information on courses can be found at: Training courses.

Web of Science Calendar of Events
Date Event Place Details
Thursday 18 October Webinar: Web of Science continues to develop - keep up by joining this session (in English) Online 10.00am - 10.45am
Further information
Thursday 25 October Webinar: Clarivate Analytics API's: The Web of Science data available from outside the Web of Science platform (in English) Online 11.00am - 12.00pm
Further information
Tuesday 30 October Converis Customer Information Session Jisc, 6th Floor, Churchgate House, 56 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6EU 10.00am - 13.00pm
Tuesday 30 October Webinar: Identification of key players - Universities, Scientists and Funders (in English) Online 10.00am - 10.45pm
Further information
Tuesday 22 January - TBC WoSEC Meeting Clarivate Analytics, Friars House, Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8EZ TBC

Previous Web of Science Events

If you have any comments or additions, please send your contribution to the helpdesk at: webofscience@jisc.ac.uk