The basic search functions are available on the database's home page under the Search tab. Web of Science combines several collections so that you can search them all at once, or separately. These include:
To begin conducting a basic search:
Web of Science Basic Search Page
Researchers searching should be a part of any complete literature search. A researchers search lets you view an author's entire record and what they have published.
To conduct a Researchers search:
Researchers Search Page
Click here to watch a tutorial on conducting an advanced search in Web of Science.
To learn how to combine search sets while conducting an advanced search, watch the tutorial here.
Web of Science Advanced Search Page
Whether you conduct a basic or advanced search, your search results page will look similar and have the same functions. You can manage your results page with the options above the first result. These include adding sources to a marked list, exporting citation information, and organizing results according to specific criteria. To narrow down your search results, use the "Refine Results" tab on the left side of the page. It contains the following filters:
To view more information about each result, click on the result's title in purple font. It contains information about the source, such as date, inventor/author, patent number, and application information. To view the full-text of an article, click on the full-text icon, which can be found either on the search results page or the source's information page. The icon will usually read "Full Text at Publisher" or "Full Text through LinkSource." If the full text links do not work, we recommend submitting an Interlibrary Loan request for the article.
Web of Science Search Results Page
Source Information Page
Web of Science offers an export feature, which allows you to export a source's citation information to your device or other citation management software. To export a citation:
Export Records Options Window