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Searching the Document Type Field

When you limit a search by document type, you retrieve only those records that contain the search term(s) you entered in the search fields and the document type(s) you selected from the list.

A search by document type should be combined with a search by another field such as Topic or Author.

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All document types
Article
Abstract of Published Item
Art Exhibit Review
Bibliography
Biographical-Item
Book
Book Chapter
Book Review
Chronology
Correction
Correction, Addition
Dance Performance Review
Data Paper
Database Review
Discussion
Editorial Material
Excerpt
Fiction, Creative Prose
Film Review
Hardware Review
Item About an Individual
Letter
Meeting Abstract
Meeting Summary
Music Performance Review
Music Score
Music Score Review
News Item
Note
Poetry
Proceedings Paper
Record Review
Reprint
Retracted Publication
Retraction  
Review
Script
Software Review
TV Review, Radio Review
TV Review, Radio Review, Video
Theater Review

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Document Type Descriptions

Article: Reports of research on original works. Includes research papers, features, brief communications, case reports, technical notes, chronology, and full papers that were published in a journal and/or presented at a symposium or conference.

Abstract of Published Item: Bibliographic-only data on a published paper. Generally finds records dating back to 1974 or before.

Art Exhibit Review: Reviews of gallery or museum showings of artworks.

Bibliography: A list, often with descriptive or critical notes, of writings relating to a particular subject.

Biographical-Item: Obituaries, articles focusing on the life of an individual, and articles that are tributes to or commemorations of an individual.

Book: A monograph or publication written on a specific topic.

Book Chapter: A monograph or publication written on a specific topic within a main division in a book.

Book Review: A critical appraisal of a book (often reflecting a reviewer's personal opinion or recommendation) that evaluates such aspects as organization and writing style, possible market appeal, and cultural, political, or literary significance.

Chronology: A review of events on a specific topic or subject in their order of occurrence in time.

Correction: Correction of errors found in articles that were previously published and which have been made known after that article was published. Includes additions, errata, and retractions.

Correction, Addition: Correction of errors found in articles that were previously published and which have been made known after that article was published. Includes additions, errata, and retractions.

Dance Performance Review: Reviews of solo dance recitals, complete dance productions, dance programs consisting of several works, and other types of performed dances.

Data Paper: A scholarly publication describing a particular dataset or collection of datasets and usually published in the form of a peer-reviewed article in a scholarly journal. The main purpose of a data paper is to provide facts about the data (metadata, such as data collection, access, features etc) rather than analysis and research in support of the data, as found in a conventional research article.

Database Review: A critical appraisal of a database, often reflecting a reviewer's personal opinion or recommendation. Refers to a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer system.

Discussion: An article or paper that discusses questions in an open and usually informal debate. Generally finds records dating back to 1996 or before.

Editorial Material: An article that gives the opinions of a person, group, or organization. Includes editorials, interviews, commentary, and discussions between individual, post-paper discussions, round table symposia, and clinical conferences.

Excerpt: A selection from or a fragment of a literary or musical work, which cannot stand as a separate work in its own right.

Fiction, Creative Prose: Includes short stories and other works of creative prose.

Film Review: A review of a motion picture.

Hardware Review: A critical appraisal of computer hardware, often reflecting a reviewer's personal opinion or recommendation. Refers to objects that you can actually touch, like disk drives, keyboards, printers.

Item About An Individual: A review of the work(s) of a celebrated person in a particular field of study.

Letter: Contributions or correspondence from the readers to the journal editor concerning previously published material.

Meeting Abstract: A general summation of completed papers that were or will be presented at a symposium or conference.

Meeting Summary: A paper that covers multiple meeting abstracts in a variety of subjects.

Music Performance Review: Review of a live musical performance (recital, concert, and opera).

Music Score: Transcript of the original and entire draft of a musical composition or an arrangement with the parts for the different instruments or voices written on staffs one above another.

Music Score Review: Review of a bound musical composition or bound collection of musical compositions.

News Item: News, current events, and recent developments.

Note: A paper that mentions or remarks on a published paper on a specific subject. Generally finds records dating back to 1996 or before.

Poetry: Compositions in verse; metrical writing.

Proceedings Paper: Published literature of conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of disciplines. Generally published in a book of conference proceedings.

Records covered in the two Conference Proceedings indexes (CPCI-S and CPCI-SSH) are identified as Proceedings Paper. However, the same records covered in the three indexes (SCI-E, SSCI, and A&HCI) are identified as Article when published in a journal.

Record Review: Reviews of recorded music or speech.

Reprint: An article that was previously published.

Retracted Publication: An article that has been withdrawn by an author, institution, editor, or a publisher because of errors or unsubstantiated data.

Retraction: A public notice that an article should be be withdrawn because of errors or unsubstantiated data.

Review: A renewed study of material previously studied. Includes review articles and surveys of previously published literature. Usually will not present any new information on a subject.

Script: includes film scripts, plays, TV, and radio scripts.

Software Review: A critical appraisal of computer software, often reflecting a reviewer's personal opinion or recommendation. Refers to programs, procedures, and rules, along with associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system.

Theater Review: Review of a performed play.

TV Review, Radio Review: Reviews of television and radio broadcasts.

TV Review, Radio Review, Video Review: Reviews of television, radio broadcasts, and videos.

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Did You Know ...

Some records in Web of Science may have two document types: Article and Proceedings Paper.

An Article is generally published in a journal. A Proceedings Paper is generally published in a book of confernece proceedings. Records covered in the two Conference Proceedings indexes (CPCI-S and CPCI-SSH) are identified as Proceedings Paper. The same records covered in the three indexes (SCI-E, SSCI, and A&HCI) are identified as Article when published in a journal.

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Did You Know ...

Some records in Web of Science can be classified as both Article and Proceedings Paper.