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Open / Manage Saved Searches

The My Saved Searches link in the Web of Knowledge tool bar takes you to the Open / Manage Saved Searches page.

Search histories saved to the our server are listed alphabetically by name in the saved histories table.

To open and run a search history:

  1. Click the Open button in the last column of the row that contains the search history you want to run.

  2. On the View History page, click the Run Search button.

  3. If desired, change your timespan, search, and results settings.

  4. Click the Continue button to go to the Search History page.

  5. Click the number link under the Results column to go to the Results page where you can view and output your records.

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Open Search History from Your Workstation

To open a search history that was saved to the hard disk of your computer or to a local network:

  1. Under the Open From Your Workstation label, click the Browse button to open a dialog box.

  2. Navigate to the folder or directory where your search histories are stored.

  3. In the dialog box, select the search history that you want to open, and then click Open to go to the View History page.

  4. On the View History page, click the Run Search button.

  5. If desired, change your timespan, search, and results settings.

  6. Click the Continue button to go to the Search History page.

  7. Click the number link under the Results column to go to the Results page where you can view and output your records.

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Saved Histories Table

The saved histories table lists the search histories you have saved to our server. The histories are in alphabetical order by product, and then by history name.

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History Name

The name of the search history that you assigned when you saved your search as a history file.

We add the text P00[N] to each search history name that was saved in ISI Proceedings and carried over to Web of Science. For example, if you had saved a search history and called it Oil Spills Atlantic Ocean, we will rename the search history and call it Oil Spills Atlantic Ocean P001.

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Product

The name of the product in which the search history was created. When you click Open, the search runs in the product for which it was created.

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Description

A description of the search history. You provided the description when you originally saved the search history.

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RSS Feed

To set up an RSS feed:

  1. Click the RSS Feed button to go to a Web page that displays the name of the selected search history file.

  2. Click the Subscribe to this feed link to open a dialog box.

  3. Click the Subscribe button on the dialog box.

You will be automatically notified when articles in your search history are cited by another author. You do not need to renew the alert in order to continue to receive RSS feeds.

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 Alerting

Search alerts have three states: On Off, and Expired.

This column shows the status of the e-mail alert. If the status is On, the expiration date displays. Click the Renew button to renew the alert for six months beyond the displayed date.

If the status is Off, and you wish to turn it on.

  1. Click the Settings button under the Modify Settings column of a particular search history to go to the Modify History Settings page.

  2. Click the Send Me E-Mail Alerts check box to turn on alerting for the selected search history.

  3. Enter an e-mail address. The default value for this field is your registration / sign-in e-mail address.

  4. Select an e-mail frequency. Depending on the product database that you are currently searching, the options will include Weekly, Monthly, Each Update, or Every 4 Updates.

  5. Click the Done button to complete the process of turning alerting on for the selected search history.

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Renew All Button

Search alerts have three states: On Off, and Expired.

Click the Renew All button to renew all On and Expired alerts and to renew the expiration date of active alerts. Once you click the button, the Alerting status for Expired alerts changes to On and the expiration date is six months in the future from the current date.

Note: Alerting is not available for All Databases searches in Web of Knowledge.

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Modify Settings

In the Modify Settings column, click the Settings button for a particular history file to display the Modify History Settings page where you can change the name of the search history and its description.

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Delete

This feature allows you to delete selected search histories or all of them.

  • Select the check box of the search history you want to delete, and then click the Delete button.

  • If you want to delete all of the histories in the table, click Select All and then click the Delete button.

On the Delete Search Histories Confirmation page, click Yes to delete the selected search histories. You cannot reverse this action after you click the Yes button.

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Open/Run History

Click Open to display the selected search history on the View History page. Then, click the Run Search button to go to the Select Timespan page where you can change Current Settings such as timespan, search settings, and results settings.

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Reminder - Register and Sign In

To view your saved searches, you must be a registered user and you must sign in.

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About SAME and Saved Searches

When you open a search history file created from a previous version of the product, your search may yield more results if you had used the SAME operator in your query. In the current version of Web of Knowledge, the SAME operator works exactly like AND in most fields (such as the Topic and Title fields).

For example, the search query:

TS=Bird Migration SAME TS=South America*

Is automatically translated in the current version of the product into:

TS=Bird Migration AND TS=South America*

and produces a larger set of search results than the original query.

When opening a saved search history file from a previous version of the product, consider revising your query if you had used the SAME operator in the query.

Note: The exception to the rule discussed, here, is the Address field where SAME operator rules still apply.

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Alerting

Alerting is not currently available for searches saved from an All Databases search.

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Saved Searches from Earlier Versions

You can open a search history file created from an earlier product version in the current version. However, you cannot open a search history file created from the current product version in an earlier product version.