Search histories saved to our server are listed alphabetically by name in the saved histories table. The name of the product appears in the Database column.
To open and run a search history:
Open Search History from Your Workstation
To open a search history that was saved to the hard disk of your computer or to a local network:
Saved Searches Table
The saved searches table lists the search histories you have saved to our server. The saved searches are in alphabetical order by product and then by history name.
Saved Search Column
Displays the name of the search history that you assigned when you saved your search as a history file.
A description of the search history appears under the search history name. You provided the description when you originally saved the search history on the Save Search History page.
The Query field displays the search query. For example: TOPIC: (amazon river fish*)
Note: We add the text P00[N] to each search history name that was saved in ISI Proceedings and carried over to the next Web of Science platform release.
The name of the product in which the saved search was created. When you click Open, the search runs in the product for which it was created.
To set up an RSS (Rich Site Summary) feed:
You are automatically notified when articles in your search history are cited by another author. You do not need to renew the alert in order to continue to receive RSS feeds.
Search alerts have three states: On Off, and Expired.
This column shows the status of the e-mail alert. If the status is On, the expiration date displays. Click the Renew button to renew the alert for six months beyond the displayed date.
If the status is Off, and you wish to turn it on.
Alerts have three states: On Off, and Expired.
Click the Renew button to renew On and Expired alerts and to renew the expiration date of active alerts. Once you click the button, the Alerting status for Expired alerts changes to On and the expiration date is six months in the future from the current date.
This feature allows you to delete selected search histories or all of them.
Click OK when you are prompted to delete one or all search histories. You cannot reverse this action after you click the Yes button.
Reminder - Register and Sign In
To view your saved searches, you must be a registered user and you must sign in.
About SAME and Saved Searches
When you open a search history file created from a previous version of the product, your search may yield more results if you had used the SAME operator in your query. In the current version, the SAME operator works exactly like AND in most fields (such as the Topic and Title fields).
For example, the search query:
TS=Bird Migration SAME TS=South America*
Is automatically translated in the current version of the product into:
TS=Bird Migration AND TS=South America*
and produces a larger set of search results than the original query.
When opening a saved search history file from a previous version of the product, consider revising your query if you had used the SAME operator in the query.
Note: The exception to the rule discussed, here, is the Address field where SAME operator rules still apply.
Alerting is not currently available for searches saved from an All Databases search.
Saved Searches from Earlier Versions
You can open a search history file created from an earlier product version in the current version. However, you cannot open a search history file created from the current product version in an earlier product version.