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.
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.
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.