What's New?

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What's New in Web of Knowledge?

The current version of Web of Knowledge includes the following new features.


Did You Mean ...

Web of Knowledge databases now include a spell checker to check your queries against common spellings and their variants to determine if an alternative spelling exists that would improve your search results.

If an alternative spelling exists, a Did You Mean text box appears above your query offering you an alternative query. The tool checks full terms -- not truncated terms or terms within quotation marks.

Did You Mean uses a custom dictionary of highly used keywords and terms in Web of Knowledge to provide suggestions in line with the field that you are currently searching.

Search Settings -- Show Suggestions

Quickly find a specific journal in the Publication Name field or find similar journal names that may be valuable to your research. The product displays up to 10 suggestions as you type at least 3 characters. The list automatically updates as you type more than 3 characters.

Set Show Sugguestions to ON (default option) in Search Settings to list publications in the Publication Name field.

Search suggestions are based on your organization's subscription. The selected journal name does not always guarantee that the system finds records because the search timespan you select may filter out qualified articles.

Overlay Dialogs

We have redesigned the user interface to make it easier for you to perform routine tasks such as:

  • Register and sign in to Web of Knowledge

  • Select output options without leaving a page

  • Connect to products such as ResearcherID and EndNote

  • Define your personalization settings

Output Options

Most output options are now consolidated into a Send To dropdown menu that lets you select a preferred output method.


Spanish and Portuguese have been added as user interface languages.


System Requirements

Thomson Reuters supports the following operating systems and browsers for Web of Knowledge product databases, including EndNote and the Structure Search function in Web of Science.

Windows® Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 (Recommended)
  • Windows XP

Web Browsers for Windows OS

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 (Recommended)
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 19

Macintosh® Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X10.7 (Recommended)
  • Mac OS X10.6

Web Browsers for Macintosh OS

  • Safari 5.0 (Recommended)
  • Firefox 3.6

Thomson Reuters does not support beta versions of any Web browser.


JavaScript Requirements

JavaScript is a scripting language that makes Web pages interactive. JavaScript must be enabled in your Web browser in order for Web of Knowledge to work properly.

Support of Browsers

At the end of 2013, Thomson Reuters will no longer support Firefox 3.6 for Macintosh users or support the previously retired Internet Explorer, version 6 for Windows. Please upgrade your browsers for a consistent experience with future Web of Knowledge releases.


System-Related Issues

This section covers system-related issues and how you can fix those issues.


Search Settings: Show Suggestions Feature (Caution)

Selecting the Chinese language as the Search Language in All Databases or the Chinese Science Citation Index automatically turns off the Show Suggestions setting in all silo product databases in Web of Knowledge. The OFF option will actually appear in the Show Suggestions box in all product databases.

To turn back on the Show Suggestions feature, you must first select English or Auto Select as the Search Language in Search Settings. Next, you must set the Show Suggestions feature to ON. Once this happens, the ON option will appear in the Show Suggestions box in all product databases.

You can go to Web of Science and other product databases and manually turn on Show Suggestions.


Adding Records to Your EndNote Account

To use this feature, you must be a registered user of Web of Knowledge and you must sign in.

If you are not signed in after you select the record(s) to add to your EndNote account, the system prompts you to sign in after you click the EndNote link. The system then returns you to the Results or Full Record page from where you will have to re-submit your records to your EndNote library.


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Web of Knowledge, Version 5.11


Global Customer Support

If you have questions about our products, contact our Global Customer Support Center. Technical support representatives can answer questions about the data, as well as questions about appropriate search and retrieval techniques. Questions about network connections and/or the use of your Web browser should be directed to your network administrator.


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