Search for records from our product database. All successful searches are
added to the Search History table. Remember
to follow all applicable search rules when
creating your search queries.
You can use up to 6,000 terms in a search query.
Go to the Current Limits section of the
search page if you need to change your search settings.
Enter your search terms in one or more of search fields. Click the
Add Another Field link to add more
search fields to the Search page.
Click Search to go to the
Select a record to review, and then click the title link to go to the Full
Record page for the selected record.
Add Another Field
Click the Add Another Field link to add a new search field
to the Search page.
Click the Down arrow that appears at the end of the new
field to display a menu.
Select the needed field from the menu. For example, select
Address, Document Type,
Title, or any other field that appears on the menu.
Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 to add additional fields.
Begin entering your search terms in the new field(s).
Save My Settings
The product allows you to save your Timespan
and Database(s) settings. These settings are
found under the Current Limits heading on any Search page.
You can save these settings so that they are available each time you begin a
search session. For example, you can set your timespan settings to search the
Latest 5 Years. Each time you begin a new session, the product
remembers this setting and only searches for records that we have added
to the product database within the last 5 years.
You must be a registered user and you must sign in to save your search
settings; otherwise, the system resets the settings to the default settings
originally defined in the product database.
To save your settings:
Select the desired timespan and/or databases that you want to include in your
current and/or future searches. Some products have only one database so there is
no need to select a database. Other products may have multiple databases and/or
editions that you can select and save.
If you have not signed in, then click the sign in or register
link that appears to the right of the Current Limits label to go to the
Save My Setting page.
Sign in by entering your e-mail address and password. If you are not a
registered user of Web of Knowledge, then you must first register
before you can save your search settings.
When you return to the Search page, click the Save as My
Defaults button. The next time you sign into a new session, the product
remembers your settings so that you can immediately begin your
All searches must be in English even if you select Chinese Simplified or
Japanese as the interface language. The results of your search are always in
Do not use field tags in
Search fields. For example, trying to use TS= in the Topic field to perform a
Topic search will not work.
The use of field tags is not supported and will cause unpredictable retrieval
of results. If you wish to use field tags in your search, go to the
Advanced Search page where field tags are
Search Operator Precedence
If you use different operators in your search, the search is processed
according to this order of precedence:
Did You Know ...
The default search limits are:
Certain fields do not exist in the Inspec Archive - Science Abstracts
1898-1968. They include:
- Numerical Data
- Astronomical Object
If you search by any of these fields, you will not retrieve records from the