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Sign In / Register

To access many features in Web of Knowledge, you must be a registered user and you must sign in.

To sign in, click the Sign In link that appears in the menu bar at the top of any Web page in Web of Knowledge. Enter the required information in the E-Mail Address and Password fields, and then click Sign In.

This Help page contains the following topics.

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Register as a New User

If you are a new Thomson Reuters user, then you can register as an Web of Knowledge user and take advantage of our useful.

  1. Click the Register link that appears in the right-hand column under Customize Your Experience on any Search page.

  2. On the User Registration form, enter your e-mail address in the E-mail Address field.

  3. Enter your e-mail address in the Retype E-mail Address field.

  4. Click the Continue button.

  5. Complete the User Registration form. Required fields are marked by the asterisk (*) character.

  6. Click the Submit Registration button to complete the registration process.

  7. Ensure that you sign in whenever you wish to use any of the features in a product database.

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Register as an Existing User

If you are an existing Thomson Reuters user, then you can register as an Web of Knowledge user and take advantage of our useful features. Existing users have generally registered with another Thomson Reuters product such as EndNote Web.

  1. Click the Register link that appears in the right-hand column under Customize Your Experience on any Search page.

  2. On the User Registration form, enter your e-mail address in the E-mail Address field.

  3. Enter your password in the Password field.

  4. Click the Continue button.

  5. Verify and complete the pre-loaded User Registration form. Required fields are marked by the asterisk (*) character.

  6. Click the Submit Registration button to complete the registration process.

  7. Ensure that you sign in whenever you wish to use any of the features in a product database.

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Why Register?

As a registered user, you can take advantage of these convenient features:

  • Automatically sign in every time you access Web of Knowledge.

  • Select a starting application that enables you to start your session in a specific database rather than on the All Databases tab.

  • Update your personal information including user name and password.

  • Save searches to our server that you can later open when you resume your research.

  • Set up search history alerts. The alert automatically searches the latest update to the database, and then sends the results to you by e-mail. This feature requires a subscription.

  • Set up citation alerts whereby you are notified by e-mail whenever an article on your Citation Alerts list has been cited by a new article. This feature requires a subscription to Web of Science.

  • Create and maintain custom journal lists that you frequently read. This feature requires a subscription to Current Contents Connect.

  • Add references to your EndNote Web library directly from Web of Science and other product databases.

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My Preferences

The system allows you to change information in your user profile at any time.

Click the Preferences link that appears in the right-hand column under My Web of Knowledge on any Search page. You must first sign in to see this link. The system takes you to a Web page where you will see the following options.

  • Edit my information
  • Select a starting application (your start page)
  • Select a language

For more information, see My Preferences.

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Terms and Conditions

You must select the Terms and Conditions check box in order to proceed to the next step in the registration process. Selecting the check box tells us that you agree to the terms and conditions about downloading data as set forth by Thomson Reuters.

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About Passwords

If you are registering for the first time, then you must create a password to access your account.

A password must be eight or more characters in length. It must have at least one number, one alphabetic character, and one special character such as:

  • Dollar sign ( $ )
  • Percent sign ( % )
  • Underscore ( _ )
  • Ampersand ( & )
  • and other special characters

A password cannot match any of the previous four passwords.

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