Web of Science Citation Connection

From now on we have access to the Citation Connection as part of the Web of Science.

Citation Connection includes the following databases:

  • Current Contents Connect, 1998-
    Complete tables of contents and bibliographic information from journals and books, including pre-published electronic journal articles.
  • Data Citation Index, 1900-
    Data studies and datasets from a significant number of the world’s leading data repositories.
  • Derwent Innovation Index, 1963- (incl. Derwent Chemical Reactions, 1981-)
    Enriched patent literature from more than 40 patent-issuing authorities.
  • Biosis Citation Index, 1926-
    Life sciences content with cited references.
  • Medline, 1950-
    Covering biomedicine and life sciences topics.

The following additional segments are available in the Web of Science Core Collection:

  • Book Citation Index, 2005-
  • Current Chemical Reactions, 1986- (incl. INPI Data, 1840-1985)
  • Index Chemicus, 1993-

Database Search Tips

The Information Retrieval Services (BM) have prepared some database support sheets. Topics are search tips for Web of Science, Scopus and patents. A very useful introduction on AutoAlerts (for Web of Science) will show you how to obtain a weekly update of literature of interest.


See also our weblog post on Creating Alerts from the Web of Science.

Video Podcasts on Patenting und Marketing of Inventions

Max Planck Innovation supports Max Planck scientists in evaluating inventions and filing patent applications. The Max Planck Innovation team present their fields of activity in an video podcast series that is available on maxNet.tv.

1/4 Connecting science & business. Technology transfer for the Max Planck Society
http://maxload.rzg.mpg.de/wp/?p=1025 [MPG internal access]

2/4 Patenting of information
http://maxload.rzg.mpg.de/wp/?p=1043 [MPG internal access]

3/4 Marketing of inventions
http://maxload.rzg.mpg.de/wp/?p=1086 [MPG internal access]

4/4 Founding a company
http://maxload.rzg.mpg.de/wp/?p=1089 [MPG internal access]