Web of Science is a citation database, but can be used for topic search as well.
The records provided contains bibliographic information including links to full text when there is a subscription.
Every record located in Web of Science includes the used literature as well as times cited info connected to the record.
Type: An online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service maintained by Thomson Reuters that provides a comprehensive citation search
Subject: Optics and Photonics, imaging, nanophotonics, optical engineering, proceeding, remote sensing
Content: Indexes approximately 12.000 scientific journals, as well as several conference proceedings, patents as well as books and book chapters.
The Web of Science subscription provide access to several databases. DTU Library subscribe to the following:
Citation analysis with Web of Science
Web of Science uses the Journal Impact Factor as their metrics for measuring research/publication impact. Therefore, you can use Web of Science to look for citations to papers, as well as to look for H-Index on authors amongst other things:
The research area must be taken into consideration when performing a citation analysis. The majority of the Web of Science records consists of journal articles published in English, and if it is common practice amongst researchers within a specific research area to publish articles in non-English speaking journals, or if the majority of the research in a specific discipline is published in books or formats poorly covered by Web of Science, then the citation analysis might be inaccurate.
See more in the specific guide on Citation Analysis