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Web of Science Documentation - Training Resources

Release Notes

Release Notes contain the information you’ll need to keep updated on the latest improvements and additions to Web of Science and InCites platform products.

New WoS Version Release Notes.

For previous New Web of Science release notes please see the full list at:

InCites Platform Release Notes

Training materials for download

A variety of printable training materials (e.g. factsheets) are available for download from the Clarivate website at:, these are listed under the 'Digital Factsheets' header (scroll down the web page). Please be aware that there may be slight differences/references not available/applicable to the WoS Service for UK Education that we support.

Quick Reference Guides are also available:

Links to additional database quick reference guides can be found at: Select the product name to view available guides.

The Clarivate training portal can be found at: This includes links to resource specific lib guides, quick reference cards, online recorded tutorials and librarian toolkits.


WoSEC (Web of Science Enhancement Committee) Presentations - Februrary 2020
PDF - Web of Science Enhancements
PDF - EndNote Enhancements
PDF - Kopernio: Progress and Future Plans
PDF - InCites Platform: Upcoming Enhancements
PDF - Web of Science Group and the REF: Update

Web of Science Training: Delivering World Class Content with Researcher Centric Tools - November/December 2019
PPTX Web of Science Training - November/December 2019 presentation.

Web of Science Update Workshops: Delivering World Class Content with Researcher Centric Tools - June 2019
PDF Web of Science Update Workshops - June 2019 presentation.

WoSEC (Web of Science Enhancement Committee) Presentations - January 2019
PDF - Web of Science
PDF - EndNote
PDF - Research Analytics
PDF - Publons

Previous presentations and training course materials are archived at:

Recorded Webinars / Recorded training sessions.

The current schedule can be found on the: Clarivate training calendar.

Previous webinar recordings.
Date Held Webinar Title Description Recording + Presentation
Monday 17 January 2022
(1 hour)
Webinar: What’s new in Web of Science? In July 2021, every user worldwide started seeing the new version of the Web of Science. Since then, we have been adding new features every month. Sign up for this session to learn about the new features released within the last 6 months. Playback Recording Link
Thursday 13 January 2022
(1 hour)
Webinar: Web of Science Essentials If you are a new user of the Web of Science, or if you are a casual user who needs a refresher, this session is for you. Clarivate’s trainer will guide you through the essential features you need to know to get started. Playback Recording Link
Thursday 16 December 2021
(45 mins)
Webinar: Web of Science and InCites 2021 Highlights Join us to learn all about our major developments in 2021, including the new Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports platforms, InCites B+A and EndNote new features, and much more. You can also catch a glimpse of our future plans for 2022. Playback Recording Link
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Wednesday 15 December 2021
(45 mins)
Webinar: Every Researcher needs to showcase their work Want to raise your profile for promotion, tenure and funding applications? Learn how to build your online researcher identity, showcase your work and demonstrate your scholarly impact to get noticed by evaluators. Join this session to learn all about the Author Records new features, including open peer review. Playback Recording Link
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Thursday 09 December 2021
(45 mins)
Webinar: The 'must see' session for anyone new to Web of Science In this session we will show the core features that new users of Web of Science need to be aware. These will include:
  • What are the Web of Science and the Core Collection?
  • The landing page and why sign in
  • Searching a topic
  • Analysing Results
  • Analysing Citations
  • Accessing the full-text
  • Saving and exporting
  • Getting help
  • The Web of Science mobile app
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Thursday 25 November 2021
(45 mins)
Webinar: Updates for the Emerging Sources Citation Index Launched in 2015, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) covers over 7,500 journals and makes it easier to discover research in the social sciences and humanities, get a more complete picture of researcher and institutional output, and expand your view of research globally. Join this session to learn more about the upcoming changes for ESCI content and backfiles. Playback Recording Link
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Wednesday 24 November 2021
(45 mins)
Making better decisions with Clarivate data: Web of Science APIs This session is intended to provide an introduction to APIs as well as suggest practical methods to get started using APIs. Playback recording link
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Wednesday 27 October 2021
(45 mins)
2021 Journal Citation Reports The new 2021 JCR edition features refinements and additions to the journal intelligence platform’s existing store of resources. Join our webinar to find out more about how these enhancements expand the JCR’s coverage of journal literature to reflect the full breadth of research covered in all the journals in the Web of Science Core Collection. Playback recording link
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Wednesday 20 October 2021
(45 mins)
An Introduction to Global University Rankings Globalization of science is becoming increasingly prominent, and the number of nodes and ties in the network has substantially increased over time. Join our webinar to discuss the rise in significance of global university rankings and the history of rankings. We will provide some context to better understand some of the major ranking systems. Playback recording link
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Wednesday 29 September 2021
(45 mins)
Open Access and Research Funding Various funders are actively involved in the field of open access and reflect this in their funding programs. Join our experts to learn how to measure your institution’s alignment with the funders’ Open Science requirements. Playback recording link
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Wednesday 22 September 2021
(45 mins)
Kick off your academic year with the new Web of Science and other essential tools for researchers Whether you’re an early-career or well-established researcher, the suite of Web of Science integrated tools will supercharge your workflow! Learn how to make the most of the brand-new Web of Science platform and start off the year on the right foot. Playback recording link
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Wednesday 8 September 2021
(45 mins)
From Discovery to Publishing with Clarivate This session follows a typical researcher's workflow. From initially discovering what publications there are in a field, analysing their findings, citing them in their own paper and establishing a suitable journal for submission. Playback recording link
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Online recorded training sessions.

Full details of the recorded training sessions available can be found at on the Web of Science Group video library at: It is also possible to view the available sessions by product group:

When viewing the recorded training please ensure that the speakers on your computer are switched on in order to hear the audio commentary that accompanies the presentation.

Links to individual pre-recorded training sessions that you may find useful are included below.

More information about the additional products available and links to individual product support materials can be found at: All support requests for any of the additional products to which institutions subscribe should be sent to the helpdesk at: