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Searching the Address Field

Search the Address and Reprint Address fields by entering the full or partial name of an institution and/or location from an author's address. For example, entering Univ and University will both find institutions in which the term "Univ" appears in the Addresses field within a record.

When entering full names, do not use articles (a, an, the) and prepositions (of, in, for) in the name. For example, entering University Pennsylvania or UNIV Pennsyvania is OK but do not enter University of Pennsylvania because the product may not find any records because of the preposition used in the query.

Be aware that common address terms may be abbreviated in the product database. For example, the word Department may be abbreviated as Dept or Dep.

We recommend that you combine an Address search with an Author search to broaden or narrow your search results.

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In Web of Science and Current Contents Connect records, a superscript number may appear after an author's name in a Full Record. This means we have found an association between the author's name and the author's address. When you click the number link, the system takes you to the Addresses field where you can see the author's address.

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Address Synonym Examples

The system maps abbreviated address terms to known full address terms and vice-versa. For example:

  • Ave maps to Avenue and Avenue maps to Ave

  • Univ maps to University and University maps to Univ

  • Med maps to Medicine, Medical, and Medicinal and these three terms map to Med and to each other

  • NE maps to Northeast and Northeastern and these two terms map to NE and to each other

  • Natl maps to National and National maps to Natl

  • Pkwy maps to Parkway and Parkway maps to Pkwy

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Note: See Address Synonyms for a complete list of address terms.

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SAME Operator

Use the SAME operator because it specifies that terms joined by the operator be in the same address and not just in the same field. Using the SAME operator restricts your search.

For example, the search query IBM SAME NY retrieves records that contain these two terms in the Addresses field (or the Reprint Address field) of a Full Record. For instance:

IBM Res Corp, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 USA

More about SAME?

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AND Operator

Use the AND operator in an Address search to broaden the search across all addresses within a record. The search IBM AND NY retrieves 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 retrieves a record that contains these two addresses.

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

As you can see, the product returned a record in which NY appears in one address and IBM appears in a different address.

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Examples
  • Kyoto Univ AND Waseda Univ
  • Novartis OR Monsanto
  • Tufts
  • Tufts SAME Geol
  • University Pennsylvania
  • Univ Virginia

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Address Synonyms and Abbreviations

Common address terms and many institution names are abbreviated in the product database. 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.

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About Search Operators

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

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

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About Older Records

Older records may not have addresses associated with a record.