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Web of Science Now Back to 1945

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The UB Libraries have been able to expand its coverage in the Web of Science database to include all post-World War II science and technology. This was made possible with one-time, end-of-the-fiscal-year funds allowing us to purchase  a 20-year back file that now pushes our coverage back to 1945. This acquisition will increase citation metrics for researchers with a long publication history. In addition, many classic sci/tech articles will now be discoverable, such as the work of Nobel Prize laureate William Shockley, co-inventor of the transistor; see, for example:

  • THE THEORY OF P-N JUNCTIONS IN SEMICONDUCTORS AND P-N JUNCTION TRANSISTORS
    By: SHOCKLEY, W
  • BELL SYSTEM TECHNICAL JOURNAL Volume: 28 Issue: 3 Pages: 435-489 Published: 1949
    Times Cited: 1,203