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Advanced Search Field Tags

Field tags enable you to search data fields within a record.

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AD=Address

Searches for institution and/or place names in the Address field within a record, usually for the first named author of an article.

In many Web of Science Core Collection records, there is an association between the author's name and the author's address. This is shown by a superscript number link that appears after the author's name on the Full Record page. When you click the number link, the system takes you to the Addresses field where you can see the author's address. 

See also Author(s)

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AI=Author Identifiers

Searches for ResearcherID numbers and ORCID identifiers in the Author Identifiers table within a record.

Enter a unique ResearcherID number or ORCID identifier with the AI field tag.

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AU=Author

Searches for author names in the Author(s) field within a record.

Last names containing a space should be searched with and without the space to ensure that all relevant records are returned. For example:

  • AU=(De Marco* OR DeMarco*)
  • AU=(Van Hecke T* OR Vanhecke T*)

See also Guidelines for Searching Names

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CF=Conference

Searches for conference titles, locations, dates, and sponsors in the Conference Information field within a record.

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CI=City

Searches for cities in the Addresses field within a record.

Note: In Current Contents Connect, the product searches the Reprint Address field within a record.

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CU=Country

Searches for countries in the Addresses field within a record.

Note: In Current Contents Connect, the product searches the Reprint Address field within a record.

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DO=DOI (Digital Object Indentifier)

Searches for the Digital Object Indentifier (DOI) in the Source field within a record.

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ED=Editor

Searches for editor names in the Editor(s) field within a record. For example:

See also Guidelines for Searching Names

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FG=Grant Number

Searches the Grant Number field within the Funding Acknowledgment table within a record.

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FO=Funding Agency

Searches the Funding Agency field within the Funding Acknowledgment table within a record.

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FT=Funding Text

Searches the Funding field within a record. Click the Show Funding Text link to see the funding text. For example:

The program has benefited greatly from the financial support of the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the Harvard Center for International Development, and the U.S Institute of Peace as well as from the support of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

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GP=Group Author

Searches for corporation and institution names in the Group Author(s) field within a record. For example:

Group Author(s): World Values Study Group; Social Insurance Institution of Finland; Research Institute of the Evangelic-Lutheran Church of Finland; TNS Gallup Finland; Finnish Social Science Data Archive

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IS=ISSN

Searches the ISSN field within a record.

The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) searches for periodical publications such as journals and electronic publications. If a journal has both a print ISSN and an electronic ISSN, then both display in the Full Record. The format is four numbers, a hyphen (-), three numbers, and then a check character that may be a number or X.

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IS=ISBN

Searches the ISBN field within a record.

The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) searches for books. It is a unique machine-readable identifier that marks a book unmistakably. The format is a 10-digit number that contains 3 hyphens (-). The last digit is a check character, which may be a number or an X. The position of the hyphens can vary for each ISBN identifier.

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OG=Organization-Enhanced

Search for preferred organization names and/or their name variants from the Preferred Organization Index.

A search on a preferred organization name returns all records that contain the preferred name and all records that contain its name variants. A search on a name variant returns all records that contain the variant. For example, Cornell Law Sch returns all records that contain Cornell Law Sch in the Addresses field.

See also Searching the Organizations-Enhanced Field

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Booleans in Organization Names

When searching for organization names that contain a Boolean (AND, NOT, NEAR, and SAME), always enclose the word in quotation marks ( " " ). For example:

  • OG=(Japan Science "and" Technology Agency (JST))
  • OG=("Near" East Univ)
  • OG=("OR" Hlth Sci Univ)

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OO=Organization

A search on a preferred organization name returns all records that contain the preferred name. For example, a search on OO=Cornell Univ returns all records that contain this preferred organization name.

A search on a name variant returns all records that contain the variant. For example, a search on OO=Cornell Law Sch returns all records that contain this variant.

A search on an organization that is not indexed as a preferred name or as a name variant returns all records that contain the organization name that you entered as a search query.

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PMID=PubMed ID

Searches the PubMed ID field within a record.

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PS=Province / State

Searches for provinces and states in the Addresses field within a record.

Note: In Current Contents Connect, the product searches the Reprint Address field within a record.

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PY=Year Published

Searches the Source Published field within a record. You must combine this field tag with another field tag using the AND or NOT Boolean operator.

Example: TS=cell growth AND PY=2007

When entering a range of years, restrict your search to five years or less; otherwise, processing slows down and the product returns too many unproductive results.

Example: TS=cell growth AND PY=(2008-2010)

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SA=Street Address

Searches for author addresses or affiliations in the Addresses field within a record.

Note: In Current Contents Connect, the products searches the Reprint Address field within a record.

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SG=Suborganization

Searches for suborganizations in the Addresses field within a record.

Note: In Current Contents Connect, the products searches the Reprint Address field within a record.

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SO=Publication Name

Searches for publication names in the Source field within a record. The product retrieves all source titles within a product database (for example, journal titles and/or book titles if the product includes books).  

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SU=Research Area

Seaches the Research Areas field within a Full Record. See also Research Areas

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TI=Title

Searches the Title field within a record.

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TS=Topic

Searches for topic terms in the following fields within a record.

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Author Keywords
  • Keywords Plus®

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UT=Accession Number

Searches the Accession Number field within a record. The accession number is a unique identifying number associated with each record in the product. It consists of a product identification code, a product year, and an item number.

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WC=Web of Science Category

Searches the Web of Science Categories field within a record. For example:

Web of Science Categories: Geography; Demography; Sociology

See also Web of Science Categories

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ZP=Zip / Postal Code

Searches for zip and postal codes in the Addresses field within a record.

Note: In Current Contents Connect, the product searches the Reprint Address field within a record.

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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
  • FO=Funding Agency
  • 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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See also Advanced Search Examples