- Refine results links at top of page
- Analyze results link at right of page
- Search within the results to narrow
- Handy sort option
The Abstract Page
- Author Keywords
- Keywords selected by the author – very relevant!
- Cited References
- This is the bibliography of the article. You can click on this link to see what article the author studied while writing. Articles that are indexed in Web of Science will be linked.
- Times Cited
- If the article you are reviewing has been cited by other scientists, those other article citations are listed here. Articles that are indexed in Web of Science will be linked.
- Find Related Records
- Clicking this button will search Web of Science for related articles based on the cited reference lists.
- Mark records by selecting the boxes from the results page and clicking "Add to Marked List" button to the right or at the bottom of the page. You can also mark records from the abstract page, using the button on the right.
Combine Searches – under the "Search History" option
- Combining your searches will refine your search results.
- Clicking on the "Search History" button will show you your search history, with the searches numbered.
- Select the searches you want to combine
- Choose an operator
- AND = all terms – narrows a search
- OR = either/both terms – broadens a search
Citation Searching in Web of Science
- Why do Citation Searching?
- Have partial citation information
- Want to see how "popular" an article is
- Trace the development of an idea over time
- Forwards and backwards searching
- Quick research
- Take a citation from an abstract you really like, and see who is citing them and what they're citing. It's all relevant.
- Click "Cited Ref Search" link
- Input as much data as you have!
- Cited Author
- Search for articles by an author or authors. *NOTE* Web of Science requires you to use the last name and initials, or the first initial and the asterisk (*) symbol. You will not receive results if you type the name out in full!
- Cited Work
- This will search for citations from specific journals. Use the "List" link if you are having difficulty with the abbreviations.
- Cited Year
- This will search for citations in specific years.
- Results Page
- Linked citations are indexed in Web of Science
- Has author name, source, volume, issue, year – everything you need to know to find the article.
- Links go to abstracts of indexed citations.
- From "General Search"
- From the Results page
- From the abstract page
- Cited references – the bibliography for the article-shows you where the ideas came from
- Times cited – links to articles that cite the selected article – shows you where the idea is going
Web of Science online tutorial - http://scientific.thomson.com/tutorials/wos7/index.html