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Refine Result

By a simple search you may have a large number of results. You can narrow down your search results by: Web of Science Categories, Document Types, Research Areas, Authors, Publication Years, Organization-Enhanced, etc., You can also choose how to Sort your results by newest, most cited, recently added, relevance, etc. 

Save Results & Alerts

Saving a search is a way to return to that search as many times as needed to complete your work.  You can always find search results in your profile and and edit. You can create complex queries by combining many searches together in your Search History, then save the combinations so they don't have to be recreated each time you come into Web of Science. 

 In your profile, there are three types of alerts for notifications on updates:

1) Search Alerts - save a search and establish a daily, weekly or monthly email notification when new publications are added that match;

2) Citation Alerts - for you to track new citations an important article receives;

3) Table of Contents Alerts - subscribers to our Current Contents Connect database can set up TOC alerts for their favorite journals all in one place.

Stores records selected from your search results. You can save save up to 50 Marked Lists with up to 50,000 records per list.  In order to save, you must be logged into your Web of Science personal profile. You can also group articles together you want to analyze and create a custom set of items to export to tools such as Endnote or InCites for further analysis.


Analyze Results

This allows you to find the most influenctial authors or institution in a particular subject. It can be performed on any set of results, which can then be ranked by the field of your choice (Author, Country, Founding Agency, etc.) You may select the number of results you wish to be displayed (from 10 to 500). The two sorting options to create your report are by Record count or Alphabetical/Numeric Order.

Citation Report: provides aggregate citation performance statistics for a set of search results, containing data of: Total # of results found (Results Found field); Total # of times all records have been cited (Sum of Times Cited field); Total # of citations to all results found in the results set minus any citation from articles in the set (Sum of Times Cited without Self-Citations field); Total # of citations to any of the items in the set of search results (Citing Articles field); # of citing articles minus any article that appears in the set of search results (Citing Articles without Self-citations field); Average # of times a record has been cited (Average Citations per Item field); Total # of times a record has been cited for all years in the results set (Total column); The h-index count that is based on the list of publications ranked in descending order by the Times Cited count.

h-index: a metric to measure a scholar's academic output and citation impact. According to Hirsch(2005), h-index is the number of articles (n) that have received at least n citations. e.g., an h-index of 5 means that for a scholars' all publications, 5 of them have been cited at least 5 times.