You can use up to 6,000 terms in a search query.
Implied AND Operator
Remember that the product uses an implicit AND operator when you enter two or more adjacent terms in most fields thereby allowing you to save time and effort when creating and entering search queries. For example:
Entering rainbow trout fish farm in a Topic or Title search is equivalent to entering rainbow AND trout AND fish AND farm -- both queries return the same number of results.
Searching for Books and Book Chapters in Web of Science
The Book Citation Index allows you to search for scholarly books and book chapters using all of the fields currently available in Web of Science. To begin a search:
Change other features in the Current Limits section such as sort options and number of records to display. (Optional)
Select the Document Type field from the menu that appears at the end of a field.
Select the Book and Book Chapter document types from the menu.
Enter your search terms in the Topic, Title, Author, or other fields, and then click Search to go to the Results page.
Note: See Results for more information about the features available from the Results page.
Note: Full text links are available for the entire book or for a specific book chapter from the Full Record page.
Note: To learn more about Book Citation Index, go to Book Citation Index in Web of Science.
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Save As My Defaults
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:
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 English.
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 allowed.
Search Operator Precedence
If you use different operators in your search, the search is processed according to this order of precedence:
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The default search limits are:
Selected limits stay in effect until you clear them by clicking the Clear button.
FAQs about Conference Proceedings
Go to our FAQ page on Conference Proceedings to see a list of common questions about Conference Proceedings records in Web of Science.