In Web of Science you can use the following operators:
Read more about the use of operators in Web of Science
In Web of Science you can use the following Wildcards:
Read more about the use of wildcards in Web of Science.
The Advanced Search includes a query builder that can help you to create more complicated search queries.
Choose your field code, type your search words combined with operators (for example AND, OR, NEAR/x) and choose 'Add to query" to see a preview of your search query. You can also add a date range if applicable.
Click the 'Search' button to perform the search and go to the result page.
Next to searching for literature the Web of Science also offers the option of searching for citations. With Cited References you can search for example for citations to a specific author, work or DOI. You can also search with a combination of fields, for example a journal title (work), volume and issue. Click on the button "Search" to see the citations.
Authors often cite the same source in different ways. This list shows all of the variations in Web of Science that match your search. Click Expand All under Cited Author or Cited Work to see more details about each citation.
Use the check boxes to select all of the cited references that you are interested in, and then click See Results.
The market for multidisciplinary citation databases is dominated by Web of Science and Scopus. Web of Science is older (started in 1961) and has a very solid reputation among scholars. Scopus was the young contender (2004), but is now also very well known worldwide. The databases have become more and more alike, but there are still some important differences.
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Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search (MAS is shutting down by the end of 2021) are also multidisciplinary scholarly databases with citation information, but support for citation analysis is limited and their data quality control is not as rigid as that of WoS and Scopus. Relatively new is Lens.org, they offer a nice set of analytical graphics.
The default sort order is by relevance. Results which best match your query, for instance because the search terms occur in the title, come on top In the dropdown menu you can find the option to:
If you get too few results, you can:
If there are too many results to show or view you can: