Web of Science (WoS) can be used to conduct a traditional “literature review” on a topic and is particularly useful for multidisciplinary research. The database is also the standard tool for cited reference searching. Web of Science primarily indexes the core journals in a field and is very useful for inter-disciplinary research.
Use WoS to find out:
In addition, we can search WoS to support grant proposals:
Here is more information from the Web of Science website
Compendex is the main database for engineering:
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For information on more ways to keep up with research in your field, please consult our page on Current Awareness