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Search Tips for Web of Science in the ISI Web of Knowledge December 2009.

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1 Search Tips for Web of Science in the ISI Web of Knowledge December 2009

2 Search Page and Limits

3 Search Fields Topic Searches all words (no stop words) in Article titles, Abstracts, Author Keywords, KeyWords Plus fields. “white oak” or “quercus alba” Vitamin A Author Searches any author on the paper Bergstrom CT Wallen K* Researcher ID Searches Researcher ID numbers associated with author profiles on A Group Author Group or organization credited with authorship Aberdeen Lung Cancer Group Beta Cell Biology Consortium Publication Name Journal title Czech Journal of Food Sciences Progress in Brain Research Publication Year Year article was published Address Searches abbreviated author affiliations Emory Univ, Dept Biol, Atlanta, GA USA Funding Agency Searches funding agency name Australian Research Council Grant number Searches grant number P01* DP

4 Truncation SymbolRetrieves * Zero or more characters *carbon* carbon, hydrocarbon, polycarbonate $ Zero or one character colo$r color, colour ? One character only en?oblast entoblast, endoblast Note: the $ cannot be used within quotation marks (i.e. “colo$r theory”) when lemmatization is turned on.

5 Boolean Operators All search terms must occur to be retrieved. TOPIC: “stem cell*” AND lymphoma Retrieves documents that contain the phrase stem cell and the term lymphoma. This is equivalent to searching “stem cell*” lymphoma Any one of the search terms must occur to be retrieved. Use when searching variants and synonyms. TOPIC: aspartame OR saccharine OR sweetener Retrieves documents that contain at least one of the terms. Excludes records that contain a given search term. TOPIC: aids NOT hearing Retrieves documents with aids, excluding any which also contain hearing.

6 Proximity Operators Phrase searching To search for an exact phrase enter the phrase in quotation marks. Note: the use of quotation marks disables lemmatization of terms. Example: “stem cell” NEAR/xTerms occur within a user-specified number of words within the same field. If no number is specified, the system defaults to 15. Example: canine NEAR/10 virus canine NEAR virus SAMEUsed only in the address field. Terms must occur within the same address. Example: yale SAME hosp

7 Enter a search

8 Search results Dihydroxylation Dihydroxylations Dihydroxylated Aminohydroxylation

9 Search with Lemmatization Examples: frog/frogs mouse/mice color/colour loud/louder/loudest run/running/ran

10 Lemmatization search results

11 All results returned

12 Summary All terms are searched – no stop words Lemmatization – automatically helps find variations Left hand truncation NEAR operator All results returned – no record limit

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