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  • This is a quick summary of the searchable fields on the General Search page, along with examples to illustrate each. The Topic field searches article titles, abstracts and all keywords. Enter words or phrases in this field to retrieve records about your topic. All words in the title, abstract and keywords are searched – there is no stopword list. This means that even common words like “a” and “the” are searched. The author field searches every available author on a paper. All authors originally identified on the work are presented and can be searched. The most effective way to search is last name, followed by one or more initials. Some author names in the Web of Knowledge display unique identification numbers called Researcher IDs. If an author has created a free profile on researcherid.com this ID number will be associated with items in the Web of Knowledge that he or she has tagged as their work. This helps to differentiate authors with the same name and initials. Use the Researcher ID field to search this identification number. Click the hyperlink to learn more about Researcher ID. Group Author searches the group or organization that was credited with authorship. For example the Aberdeen Lung Cancer Group or the Beta Cell Biology Consortium. Publication Name searches the name of the journal where the article was originally published, and the Publication year field searches the year the document was published. The publication year field may be searched as an individual year or range of years. Year ranges entered must be ten years or less. The address field searches all author affiliations published in the original work. This field uses standardized abbreviations for many commonly occurring words like university and college. Consult the provided list of abbreviations found in the Help file for assistance when constructing a search. Search the funding sources of research by using the funding agency and grant number fields. This information is captured from the funding acknowledgments provided by the author in the original publication. Take note that funding agency names are not standardized, so be sure to search for variant forms of the name.
  • Truncation symbols, also known as wildcard characters, are used to find plural forms and variant spellings of words. There are three truncation symbols available for use in the Web of Knowledge. The asterisk is the most flexible symbol and stands for any number of characters, including zero. The dollar sign stands for zero or one character and is useful for finding variations in British and American spellings. Note that the dollar sign cannot be used within quotation marks if lemmatization is turned on. Simply turn off the lemmatization setting on the main search page if you need to use a dollar sign. The question mark stands for one character and can also be used for finding variations in spelling. These truncation symbols can be used at the beginning, middle or end of a word or phrase, or in combination.
  • Search operators allow you to combine terms in exact ways to find just what you’re looking for. The AND operator finds all terms entered. The example shown here will find the phrase stem cell as well as the word lymphoma. When using OR, at least one term must occur. Aspartame OR saccharine OR sweetener will retrieve articles that contain any one of these terms. The NOT operator excludes terms from your search. Aids NOT hearing will retrieve records about the disease AIDS, not hearing aids.

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  • Web of Knowledge in a Nutshell August 4, 2011 Nancy R. Glassman [email_address] 718.430.3108
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  • Library Sessions
    • Web of Knowledge & PubsHub
      • Citation database
      • Tools for manuscript submission
    • PubMed
    • Ovid Medline
    • Citation Management
      • EndNote
      • RefWorks
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  • Science at the heart of medicine 08/04/11
  • Remote Access Science at the heart of medicine 08/04/11
  • What is Web of Knowledge (WoK)?
    • Web of Science
      • Science Citation Index Expanded 1985 –
      • Social Sciences Citation Index 1985 -
    • Current Contents Connect 1998 –
    • Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2004-2010
    • EndNote Web
    • Researcher ID
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  • Science at the heart of medicine 08/04/11
  • WoS Journal Coverage
    • Covers 12,000+ journals
    • List of journals indexed in WoS
      • http://science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/
    • Category list
      • http://science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/scope/scope_scie/
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  • 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 www.researcherid.com A-1009-2008 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 1999 2003-2005 Address Searches abbreviated author affiliations Emory Univ, Dept Biol, Atlanta, GA 30329 USA Funding Agency Searches funding agency name Australian Research Council Grant number Searches grant number P01* DP0342590 
  • Searching
    • Topic
    • Author
    • Cited Reference
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  • TOPIC search
    • Searches: title, abstract, author key words & “key words plus” (words/phrases from titles of cited articles)
    • Use “quotation marks” when searching exact phrases
      • smoking cessation = 17,470 hits
      • “ smoking cessation” = 14,061 hits
    • Truncation
    • Lemmatization
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  • Truncation Note: the $ cannot be used within quotation marks (i.e. “colo$r theory”) when lemmatization is turned on. Symbol Retrieves * Zero or more characters *carbon* carbon, hydrocarbon, polycarbonate $ Zero or one character colo$r color, colour ? One character only en?oblast entoblast, endoblast
  • 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 .
  • Author Search
    • Best practice – to pick up any variations
      • Author Finder
      • Author Index
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  • Cited Author Search
    • Use index
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  • Variants Science at the heart of medicine 08/04/11
  • Variants Science at the heart of medicine 08/04/11
  • Search Results
    • Refine
    • Marked List
    • Export
    • Analyze
    • Citation Report
      • H-index
    • View a ref.
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  • Results Analysis Science at the heart of medicine 08/04/11
    • Authors
    • Countries
    • Funding Agencies
    • Institutions
  • Citation Report Science at the heart of medicine 08/04/11
  • Reference Display
    • Citation Map
    • Cited References
    • Citing References
    • Related References
    • Link to Library
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  • Create an Account
    • ToC Alerts
    • Saved Searches
    • Citation Alerts
    • EndNote Web
    • Researcher ID – disambiguation & social networking
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  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
    • 2004 – 2010
    • 2-year Impact Factor
    • 5-year Impact Factor
    • Immediacy Index
    • Cited Half-life
    • Eigenfactor Score
      • http://www.eigenfactor.org/whyeigenfactor.htm
    • Article Influence Score
  • Impact Factor
    • Citations to recent articles
    • Number of recent articles
  • Immediacy Index
    • Indicates how frequently the average article from a journal is cited within the same year as publication.
    Cited Half-life Number of years back the count for 50% of the total citations of a journal.
  • PubsHub
    • Journal publication information and more…
    • Impact factors
    • Circulation
    • Rejection rates
    • Time to publication
    • Audience
    • Submission information
    • Contact information
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  • http://library.einstein.yu.edu/Research/index.php Science at the heart of medicine 08/04/11
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