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Limits

This section of the search page allows you to select the following limits and settings.

  • Timespan
  • Search Settings
  • Results Settings

See also Databases for information about your database product.

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Timespan

Use the Timespan options to specify the time period that you wish to search.

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All years 

Searches all years in your current subscription. This is the default timespan setting.

Last 5 years

Searches the current year and the last five cover journal publication years. For example, selecting this option would be equivalent to searching publication years from 2009 to 2013.

Year to date

Searches the current year up to the last update to the product database. Only records with a processing date in the current year are included in the results.

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Last 4 weeks 

Searches the last four weeks of data that we entered in the product database (known as the processing date). This may include "early arrivals" or late arrivals" in the results.

Last 2 weeks

Searches the last two weeks of data that we entered in the product database (known as the processing date). This may include "early arrivals" or late arrivals" in the results.

Current week

Searches the most recent week of data that we entered in the product database. This may include "early arrivals" or late arrivals" in the results.

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From YYYY To YYYY

Searches a range of database years based on the publication year. The default value is generally the earliest year in your institution's subscription up to the date when the product database was last updated.

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Search Settings

Search Language

This option is available to customers who have a subscription to Web of Knowledge and the Chinese Science Citation Database.

Select one of the following language options to search for records: Auto Select, English, or Chinese.

Auto Select

This is the default language selection. We recommend this selection to broaden your search results.

Enter search terms in English or Chinese.

Auto Select searches as the Chinese language if a Chinese character is detected anywhere in a search phrase. If no Chinese characters are found, Auto Select searches as the English language.

English

Enter search terms in English. The system searches the Chinese Science Citation Database for records that contain English data and returns results that satisfy your query.

Chinese

Enter search terms in Chinese. The system searches the Chinese Science Citation Database for records that contain Chinese data and returns results that satisfy your query.

See the following topics for more information about the search language.

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Results Settings

Records per page

Select the number of records (10, 25, or 50) to display on the Results page. The default setting is 10 records per page.

Your selection remains for the duration of your search session. If you are logged in, then your selection will apply across all sessions and all subscription databases until you make another selection change or until you log out.

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Sort by

Select an option for sorting search results on the Results page. The default setting is Publication Date -- newest to oldest.

Note: Last Date is the default sort option for users of Derwent Innovations Index.

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Refine panel

Options on the Refine Results panel of the Results page allow you to display a ranked list of items extracted from records and to enter a new search to filter or reduce results.

The default setting is Show the Refine Results panel. If you select Hide, the system hides the panel on the Results page. However, a Show Refine tab on the Results page allows you to display the Refine Results panel at anytime.

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Open Full Text Documents in:

These two options apply to all Full Text linking such as Full Text, Open URL, Holdings, NCBI, OPAC, Micropatents, and other hyperlinks.

New Tab / Windows

This is the default value. Each Full Text request opens a separate tab in the current browser window.

Same Tab / Windows

  • Each Full Text request opens in the same tab in the current browser window.

  • Each Open URL request opens in the same tab in the current browser window.

You can have a Full Text tab and a separate Open URL tab in the same window.

To set Same Tab / Window as the default setting, sign in and click the Save as My Defaults button.

About Browser Settings

Browsers usually have default settings for how hyperlinks and pop-ups appear in a window. The settings that you define from the Open Full Text Documents menu allow you to personalize and override your default browser settings.

However, you can set your browser settings to open hyperlinks in a new window or in a new tab in the current window. Your personalized browser settings will override the settings that you define in Open Full Text Documents menu.

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Updates to Web of Science

The Web of Science database is updated on a weekly basis as new records arrive and author feedback from ResearcherID comes into the Web of Science product.

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Did You Know ...

The default timespan selection is All Years, which includes "all years" in your current subscription

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Did You Also Know ...

Limits and settings are remembered by the system during a search session. They are also remembered in future sessions, but only if you are a registered user, signed in, and save your settings.