BIOSIS Database Search

What is BIOSIS Citation Index?

Getting Started

1. Access Web of Science from your library’s electronic resources page.

2. Create a sign-in for Web of Science (top right corner of the landing page).

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While optional, creating a sign-in allows you to:

  • access Web of Science offsite (
    • Roaming access is 6 months.
    • Sign in onsite to refresh roaming access for another 6 month period.
  • save your searches
  • set up search alerts and citation alerts
  • save lists of records for later use
  • sign in with the same credentials for InCites, EndNote online, and ResearcherID

3. Watch video tutorials on YouTube. This playlist of short videos from our YouTube channel walks you through key features on the Web of Science platform.

4. Use the tabs at the top of this guide to explore each database on the platform in more detail.

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What is a citation index?

If you're new to citation indexes, this short video highlights the unique benefits of using a citation index.


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Backward and Forward Citations

The key benefit of the Core Collection is that every single Cited Referenceor item of a record's bibliography is indexed and can be accessed from a record's overview page. Firstly, locate a single paper using traditional search techniques, which displays in its full record format. For the backward citations, click the Cited References link to access all the research literature used to write the article or paper, also known as bibliography. For the forward citations, click the Times Cited link to access the articles or papers citing the viewed record and to get an idea of the more recent developments in citation performance. In addition, you can access Related Records to access the records and research fields that are closely related to the original article. "Related Records" use the concept of co-citation to establish the relationship; based on the fact that similar items often cite the same literature.

















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