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  • Indexes more than 8,000 journals, many peer reviewed, providing complete bibliographic data, full-length author abstracts, and cited references.
  • Also provides access to cited references, the footnotes to a scholarly article.
  • Indexes articles, bibliographies, book reviews, editorials, letters, meeting abstracts, notes, review papers, reviews of software, and more.
  • Corresponds to the Science Citation Index (SCI), Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI).
  • The Science Citation Index covers over 6,000 journals. (journal list)
  • The Arts and Humanities Citation Index covers over 1,500 journals. (journal list)
  • The Social Sciences Citation Index covers over 2,100 journals. (journal list)
  • ISI Journal Abbreviations Index

Dates of Coverage: SCI coverage begins 1955; SSCI coverage begins 1956.

Frequency of Updates: weekly

Truncation Symbol: * (use ? for one character only; use $ for one or no characters)

Concurrent Users: unlimited

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