Talk:Web of Knowledge

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Name of database[edit]

The formal name seems to be "ISI Web of Knowledge" and I think "ISI" should be added to the opening phrase. The article title could be changed to same — unless the database is much more commonly known as just "Web of Knowledge" in which case the opening phrase could be something like "ISI Web of Knowledge or commonly just Web of Knowledge ...". Thoughts? Nurg (talk) 00:48, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Web of Knowledge / Web of Science[edit]

There are two separate articles for two apparently identical ISI services: Web of Knowledge and Web of Science. Should they be merged, with a redirect from one to the other? And is it still "ISI", after the merger/takeover of Thomson and Reuters? I don't have time to investigate, but someone who knows these things should. Bellagio99 (talk) 23:40, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

  • They're not identical. WoS is part of WoK, which includes many more databases. --Crusio (talk) 23:19, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
  • According to their website, it is now called Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge. I will change the title to the new term appending a "formally known as ISI" reference. --Prietoguy (talk) 03:43, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Actually, to me it looks more like the name now is simply WoK, which is the name they use several times in the text on thier website and which is also displayed on the opening page of WoK. I have moved the article accordingly. --Guillaume2303 (talk) 09:20, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Guillaume asked me, and I agree. Web of Knowledge is the current consistently used name and the article should be moved back to that title. Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge is their name for it in their advertising but nobody who doesn't work for the company has ever called it that, and I doubt that anybody ever will. This is a case where best known name should take precedence over the official name. (It was actually a typical PR idiocy to call it by the name of the current company--the PR department may think the name of the company gives it prestige but they're wrong; it's the other way round.. Almost any other of the alternatives is better known--if any company is associated with it, it's the former ISI, the company that Garfield founded. But I think most of us still call it what the inventor called it: Science Citation Index. Garfield was a scientist and knew to call things by a name that described them. ` DGG ( talk ) 18:49, 10 October 2012 (UTC
  • Dropping by as one of DGG's talk page stalkers ... the article title needs to be the name by which it is commonly known. Googling "web of knowledge" produces hits like http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/ (the "ISI Web of Knowledge" top left is an advert; the rest is written by real people), http://www.shef.ac.uk/library/cdfiles/wos, http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/administration/library/newssummary/news_7-8-2012-10-20-21 etc, all of which support the name of the resource as being "Web of Knowledge". It needs to be moved back to that title. PamD 09:21, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Need for updated images[edit]

The logo and UI have changed. We could make those changes here. Can anyone do this? Should we even bother? --Prietoguy (talk) 04:00, 9 October 2012 (UTC)