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- Sciences, Technology, Medicine
- Social Sciences
- Arts and Humanities
Contains citations from scientific articles (References and Citations), enabling citation analysis (Who is quoting whom? Who is being quoted by whom?).
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Comparison Web of Science Core Collection – Scopus
|Comparison of||Web of Science Core Collection||Scopus|
|Contents – Journals||33,000 journals from more than 250 disciplines||23,000 journals (of which 3,600 are open-access)|
|Contents – Conferences||7.4 million conference papers||8 million conference papers from journals and conference proceedings|
|Contents – Patents||33 million patents from the "Derwent World Patent Index"||39 million patents from 5 patent offices|
|Contents –Books||60,000 single titles||562 book series with 150,000 single titles|
|Volume of data||100 million entries||69 million entries|
|References||from 1900||from 1996|
|Period covered||from 1900||from 1823|
|Coverage||global, with American focus||global, with European focus|
|Identification of authors and institutions||ResearcherID (authors must register)||author ID (assigned automatically), affiliation identifier|
related records (based on shared references)
related records (based on either shared references, authors or keywords)
incorporates "Journal Citation Reports"|
Bibliometric analysis with "InCite"
"Articles-in-Press" from more than 3,850 journals|
All Medline data are included.