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Search the Address field by entering the name of an institution and/or place name from an author's address. Combine an Address search with an Author search to broaden or narrow your search results.

Note To display this field on the Search page, review the instructions for Add Another Field.

Note Be aware that older records may not have addresses associated with a record.

Guidelines for Entering Address Terms

Use wildcards to search for variants of words.

Use Booleans (AND, OR, NOT, and SAME) to combine addresses to broaden or narrow search results.

The SAME operator is useful in an Address search because it specifies that the terms joined by the operator be in the same address and not just in the same field.

For example, the search query IBM SAME NY will retrieve records with this address in the Address field:

IBM Res Corp, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 USA

The search IBM AND NY will retrieve all of the records that IBM SAME NY retrieves. In addition, it will retrieve records in which IBM and NY are in the Address field but they are in different addresses. For example, IBM AND NY will retrieve a record that contains these two addresses:

Cornell Univ, Dept Mat Sci & Engn, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA
IBM Corp, Almaden Res Ctr, Div Res, San Jose, CA 95120 USA


  • Tufts
  • Tufts SAME Geol
  • Novartis OR Monsanto
  • Kyoto Univ AND Waseda Univ

Search Tip

To search on an address that contains a Boolean (AND, OR, NOT, and SAME), enclose the name in quotation marks. Example: Portland "OR"

Also, try spelling out the full address. Example: Oregon OR "OR" AND Portland

Address Abbreviations

Common address terms and many institution names are abbreviated in Web of Science. Refer to the following lists:

Common address abbreviations such as Univ, Med, and Phys must be entered as part of an address phrase. For example, Penn State Univ is acceptable, but Univ alone is not.