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AD=Max Planck

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AD=(Max Planck SAME Mainz)

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AI=(A-1009-2008 OR 0000-0002-1553-596X)

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AU=Zhang Xing

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CF=(Component Engineering AND Canada AND 2004)

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CI=Philadelphia

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CU=Canada

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DO=10.1056/NEJMoa* OR DO=10.1016/S0140-6736*

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ED=Korczyn AD

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FG=IRG-58-00*

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FO=Academy of Natural Sciences

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FT=Shanxi Normal University

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GP=Magic Collaboration

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GP=Parkinson Study Grp

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IS=1367-4803

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IS=978-0-387-36949-5

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OG=Cornell University

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OG=(Japan Science "and" Technology Agency (JST))

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PS=NY

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PY=2007 AND SO=Well Being

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When searching by publication year, you must combine the PY= field tag with another field tag using the AND or NOT Boolean operator.

Example: TS=cell growth AND PY=2007

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SA=Rockville Pike

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SG=Dept Biochem

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SO=Nature AND TS=Amphibian*

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SO=Nature AND TS=Amphibian* AND PY=2001

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SO=Well Being AND TS=Child*

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SO=Liver Transplantation* AND DT=Book

Finds the book called Liver Transplantation: Challenging Controversies and Topics when you restrict your search to the Book document type in the Web of Science Core Collection.

SO=Liver Transplantation* AND DT=Book Chapter

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SU=Computer Science

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SU=Mathematical & Computational Biology OR SU=Mathematics

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TI=succinic acid

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TI="succinic acid"

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TI=(Sanit* AND (Fruit* OR Vegetable*))

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TS=Monte Carlo simulation

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TS="Monte Carlo simulation"

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TS=(Fish AND Batter* AND Chip*)

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TS=(Sul*ur AND Nitra*) AND #1

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TS=(Quark* AND Lepton*) AND #1 NOT #3

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UT=WOS:A1991FV12500042

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UT=WOS:0002929129*

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UT=*1991FV125000*

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WC=Agricultural Engineering OR WC=Agriculture, Multidisciplinary

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WC=(Archaeology NOT Anthropology)

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Field Tags
  • AD=Address
  • AI=Author Identifiers
  • AU=Author
  • CF=Conference
  • CI=City
  • CU=Country
  • DO=DOI
  • ED=Editor
  • FG=Grant Number
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  • FT=Funding Text
  • GP=Group Author
  • IS=ISSN/ISBN
  • OG=Organization - Enhanced
  • OO=Organization
  • PMID=PubMed ID
  • PS=Province/State
  • PY=Year Published
  • SA=Street Address
  • SG=Suborganization
  • SO=Publication Name
  • SU=Research Area
  • TI=Title
  • TS=Topic
  • UT=Accession Number
  • WC=Web of Science Category
  • ZP=Zip/Postal Code

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  • Each search term in the query must be explicitly tagged with a field tag. Different fields must be connected with search operators.

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  • Only use SAME in Address searches. When used in other searches (such as Topic), SAME works exactly like AND.

  • The total number of search sets that you can create during a session is 200.

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