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SCISEARCH contains all records published in Science Citation Index (R) and additional records from about 1,000 journals from the Current Contents (R) series of publications.

File Data

Subject Coverage

Every subject area within the broad fields of science, technology, and biomedicine is included, such as:


Database Producer

Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)
3501 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 386-0100
       (800) 336-4474
Fax:   (215) 386-6362

In Europe:
Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)
Brunel University Science Park
Uxbridge UB8 3PQ
Middx - UK
Phone: (+44) 895-270016
Fax:   (+44) 895-256710

Usage Terms

The following use and distribution restrictions apply to your use of the SCISEARCH File on STN.

All copyrights are reserved. Unless specified otherwise in these RESTRICTIONS, CUSTOMER may use copyrighted search results in the following ways: (a) in copyrighted scientific publications when search results are incidental to the publication and (b) in reports to a Government Agency that are required by law or by administrative rule.

Search results delivered to CUSTOMER in computer-readable form remain the property of the Database Producer. Unless specified otherwise in these RESTRICTIONS, Recipient may use search results in computer-readable form for the following purposes: (a) editing or changing the format of search results to create search terms for use with search files or systems; (b) combining search results with output from other searches, files, or systems to create a consolidated file of search results; (c) editing the search results to remove irrelevant answers or to change the format of such results. Recipient shall not use computer-readable search results as a database or part of a database from which hits are selectively retrieved by programmed search. Recipient may create one printed copy of search results from a computer-readable file of search results provided that the Recipient destroys the computer-readable search results upon creation of the printed version. Recipient shall obtain Database Producer's specific written permission for any uses of computer-readable search results other than those listed here.

The Institute for Scientific Information (R) (ISI (R)) is the sole and exclusive owner of all rights to the data in ISI databases. ISI grants to each individual user of ISI databases (the "Searcher") the right to download and store data retrieved from ISI databases and to use the data for the Searcher's personal use only, without further payment to ISI, subject to the following:

(1) The Searcher may distribute to others, within the Searcher's organization, in print form, up to 25 copies of individual items but solely for research or scholarship purposes.

(2) Librarians and information brokers who are Searchers may supply a single copy of their search results, in print form or on magnetic media, to a client, but must insure that ISI's copyright is known to these clients.

(3) Data retrieved from ISI's databases may not:

(a) be used for commercial resale except as stated above

(b) be accessed in a networking mode without prior agreement with the Institue for Scientific Information.

Any and all uses of the data not expressly permitted above require ISI's prior written consent.

It is understood that there may be errors in the ISI Databases, although ISI does its best to avoid those errors. ISI shall not be responsible for any erros or omissions in the Databases. ISI MAKES NO GUARANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE ISI DATABASES. ISI SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.