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Web of knowledge advanced features


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Web of knowledge advanced features

  1. 1. Web of Knowledge (Web of Science / Biological Abstracts) Search and citation alerts & Citation maps 1
  2. 2. Changes Coming! Many of these screen shots will be out-of-date soon. Web of Science is re-designing their interface, and the changes are expected to take effect in January 2014. Free webinars are available to see a preview at: This includes a recorded session. Attendees of live sessions will be given access to a preview database after the session. 2
  3. 3. Register an Account with Web of Knowledge To take advantage of Web of Knowledge’s personalization functions, you will need to have an account. To sign in, or to create a new account, select Sign In at the top. 3
  4. 4. Register an Account with Web of Knowledge To create an account, select Register, otherwise, sign in. 4
  5. 5. Register an Account with Web of Knowledge Customize your account settings. 5
  6. 6. Saved Searches Favorite searches can be saved so that they’re easily repeated in the future. After performing a search, select Search History. 6
  7. 7. Saved Searches All of the searches you’ve performed during this session with Web of Knowledge will appear. You may delete some of the unsuccessful searches if you like, before saving. To save the searches, select Save History. 7
  8. 8. Saved Searches Assign the search a name, and additional description if needed. 8
  9. 9. Saved Searches To locate previously saved searches, select Saved Searches and Alerts, then Saved Searches fro the top menu. 9
  10. 10. Saved Searches Choose the search that you wish to run, and select Open. 10
  11. 11. Saved Searches Run search will re-run that search for you. 11
  12. 12. Saved Searches Before the search is processed, you are given options for timespan limiters. This can help to eliminate items that you’ve already discovered in previous searches. 12
  13. 13. Saved Searches In this case, the search looked at just the last 4 weeks. There were no hits in the search for all variables, but 12 were found in a search that wasn’t narrowed to the subject of Forestry. Click that section to see the items. 13
  14. 14. Search Alerts If you would like e-mail notifications about new search results, consider creating a search alert. In the previous examples, a message appeared saying that Alerting was not available for All Databases. 14
  15. 15. Search Alerts So, you will need to limit your search to just one of the Web of Knowledge Databases. To do this, click the select a database tab, and then choose one of the databases. 15
  16. 16. Search Alerts In these search results, you will se an option so Create Alert / RSS above the results. Click this to create an alert. 16
  17. 17. Search Alerts Enter the appropriate information for your alert, and then save it. 17
  18. 18. Search Alerts A confirmation message will appear. 18
  19. 19. Search Alerts When you review your saved searches, the search alert will be included. 19
  20. 20. Citation Alerts If you would like to know of any times that a specific article is cited in another Web of Knowledge article, you may set up a citation alert. 20
  21. 21. Citation Alerts The box on the right lists the Web of Knowledge articles that are currently citing the article. To learn of future citations, select the Create Citation Alert button. 21
  22. 22. Citation Alerts Enter your e-mail address and select a format for the e-mails. Note that these alert expire after 1 year. 22
  23. 23. Citation Alerts To review or edit your citation alerts, select Saved Searches and Alerts, followed by Citation Alerts at the top of the page. 23
  24. 24. Citation Alerts Alerts can be renewed, edited, or deleted from this list. 24
  25. 25. Citation Map Another citation-tracking feature of note is the Citation Map. The citation map shows both: • Articles that the current article has cited. • Articles that have cited the current article. 25
  26. 26. Citation Map Select Citation Map from the box on the right. 26
  27. 27. Citation Map You an choose from • Forward only – showing only articles that have cited the current article. • Backward only – showing only the articles that the current article has cited. • Both – Showing both articles cited in the article and articles that have cited the article. 27
  28. 28. Citation Map Make your choice, and then select Create Map. 28
  29. 29. Citation Map You may get a warning before running the application, select accept, and then run. 29
  30. 30. Citation Map The current article appears in the middle of the illustration. The list of all associated articles appears at bottom left. Information about the currently selected article appears at the bottom right. 30
  31. 31. Citation Map By double-clicking on an item in the map, or an item in the list at bottom left, the information in the box at bottom right will change to the currently selected article. 31
  32. 32. Citation Map The Citation Map can be saved as an image by selecting Manage, then Save Citation Map As Image at top, left. 32
  33. 33. Citation Map Click the word here to download, and then save or open the map. It will be available as a .png file. 33
  34. 34. OneSearch Many of the Web of Science articles also appear in OneSearch. If you see this, be sure to select View this record from ISI Web of Science, rather than the FindIt button, otherwise, you may see this: 34
  35. 35. OneSearch Using the FindIt button in this case makes it appear that the article isn’t available. 35
  36. 36. OneSearch But using the Web of Science link will take you to it! 36