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New features for Web of Science

Posted 21st December 2017

Planning a literature search for your next assignment or research project?  Web of Science’s latest update has a new feature to help you identify free-to-view journal articles from trusted sources.

When you need to drill deep into the scholarly literature, sometimes only a branded bibliographic database is fit for the job: advanced search options which enable you to specify exactly what you’re looking for, and the power to sort or filter your results to your own specifications.  

Now Web of Science has partnered with the developers of the Unpaywall button to highlight the free-to-view articles in your results list - sourced from open/hybrid journals (‘gold’ open access) or trusted repositories (‘green’), and classified according to the status of the version available (‘accepted’ or ‘published’).

Choose from the Refine options in the panel to the left of your search results:

If there’s no free access available, Find It @York leads directly to the published article when the Library subscribes to the journal concerned.

See our guide for more help with Web of Science.

Further information about the Open Access filter:

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