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Getting Articles through Web of Science

How to get to articles from Web of Science using Find Text and Interlibrary Loan

Web of Science

Web of Science is an article database that provides broad topic coverage for science, social science and humanities journal articles.

Unlike some of our other databases, Web of Science doesn't include PDFs of articles, only links you can follow where we might or might not have access. Below are the steps to get from an article in Web of Science to either the article through the library's subscriptions, or through Interlibrary Loan.

How to

To get to Web of Science from the Library homepage click on the Databases A-Z link:

Databases A-Z link location

Either type Web of Science in the search box or click on the W and scroll down to Web of Science

Database list navigation

Web of Science description

Search by topic or for a specific article:

web of science search box

Once you've found an article you want, click the Find Text button to get to the article:

Web of Science search result with Find Text button

If we have access to the article there will be a link on the new page that opens, in the View It section like this:

link to article in View It section

If we don't have access, you'll see a link to request it from ILL (sign in to LibrarySearch if you haven't ahready)

Interlibrary Loan screenshot

Click on the Interlibrary Loan link to connect to our Interlibrary Loan Services login page.


First time you need to set up your account. Once you've done so, go back to the LibrarySearch window and click Interlibrary Loan again, to make sure the request screen auto-populates.

Your article should auto-populate the Article/Book Chapter request screen:

ill request image

There's one field you need to scroll down and fill out, the Not Wanted After Date:

not wanted after date screenshot

Scroll to the bottom and click Submit Request:

Submit Request screenshot

You'll get an email from the system when your article is available as a PDF for you to download.