Science Citation Index at 50

50 year anniversary of Science Citation IndexThomson Reuters Science Citation Index (SCI) began in 1964 as a five-volume print edition of indexed scientific work. Dr. Eugene Garfield’s unique way of making connections between scientific research has proved to be just the beginning of the vast world of research discovery and analytics with Thomson Reuters Web of Science™.
Fifty years later, Garfield’s foundation work for the Web of Science continues to play an integral part of the evolution of search.

  • Web of Science was the first web-based citation indexing resource of scholarly and professional journals.
  • Thomson Reuters was the first to formulate and introduce journal metrics as well as offer bibliographic management software.

The Web of Science connects publications and researchers through citations and controlled indexing in curated databases spanning every discipline, in most cases dating back to 1900.
The new platform will give you advanced access to full text through Google Scholar. Google Scholar will display links directly into the Web of Science so the entire is at your fingertips.
Check out the 50 years of history and view a video from a recent visit with Dr. Garfield discussing the origin of SCI and its evolution since 1964.

Medical Library Team


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Medical Library, University of Aberdeen

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