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Web of Science Changes and Alternatives


This guide describes the cancellation of Web of Science™ and how Cincinnati Children's Faculty and Non-Faculty Employees

  • Access this resource (Faculty only)
  • Find alternatives for
    • literature searches
    • citation counts
    • author's h-index

Please be sure to use the scroll down arrows in the tabs above to learn even more!


The Pratt Library along with key stakeholders within the institution have decided to terminate our access to the Web of Science™ as of 9/19/2021.
Currently, the Web of Science™ subscription is available to faculty and non-faculty employees on the Pratt Library Databases tab.

What does this mean to you?
Pratt Library will no longer offer Web of Science™ (currently found in the Databases tab). Access and/or alternative measures can be found by:

  • Faculty – Access Web of Science™ directly through UC Libraries website. For instructions go to the ‘Web of Science-UC Faculty Access‘ tab above.
  • Non-Faculty Employees – Although non-faculty no longer have access to Web of Science™ through Pratt OR UC Libraries, alternative metrics can be obtained using Scopus* through UC Libraries. For instructions see 'Scopus-UC Faculty AND Non-Faculty Access' tab above).

What do you need to do?

  • Faculty
    • Access Web of Science via UC Libraries (literature searches, citation counts, h-index).
    • Check out Scopus as an alternative resource (literature searches, citation counts, h-index).
    • Check out Dimensions in Symplectic Elements (h-index and other data).
  • Non-Faculty Employee
    • Use Scopus because Web of Science™ is no longer accessible (literature searches, citation counts, h-index).
    • Check out Dimensions in Symplectic Elements (h-index and other data).

Se details of capabilities for faculty and non-faculty and both database can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
*Scopus citations counts and h-index are also visible in Symplectic Elements.