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Research Areas

Use the following list of research areas with the Advanced Search SU= field tag to narrow your search to specific fields of study. The product returns only records in which the research area term appears in the Research Areas field within a Full Record.

We have broken down the research areas into the following research domains:

  • Arts Humanities
  • Life Sciences Biomedicine
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology

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Life Sciences & Biomedicine

Agriculture

Allergy

Anatomy & Morphology

Anesthesiology

Anthropology

Behavioral Sciences

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biodiversity & Conservation

Biophysics

Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology

Cardiovascular System & Cardiology

Cell Biology

Critical Care Medicine

Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine

Dermatology

Developmental Biology

Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Entomology

Environmental Sciences & Ecology

Evolutionary Biology

Fisheries

Food Science & Technology

Forestry

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

General & Internal Medicine

Genetics & Heredity

Geriatrics & Gerontology

Health Care Sciences & Services

Hematology

Immunology

Infectious Diseases

Integrative & Complementary Medicine

Legal Medicine

Life Sciences Biomedicine Other Topics

Marine & Freshwater Biology

Mathematical & Computational Biology

Medical Ethics

Medical Informatics

Medical Laboratory Technology

Microbiology

Mycology

Neurosciences & Neurology

Nursing

Nutrition & Dietetics

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Oncology

Ophthalmology

Orthopedics

Otorhinolaryngology

Paleontology

Parasitology

Pathology

Pediatrics

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

Physiology

Plant Sciences

Psychiatry

Public, Environmental & Occupational Health

Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging

Rehabilitation

Reproductive Biology

Research & Experimental Medicine

Respiratory System

Rheumatology

Sport Sciences

Substance Abuse

Surgery

Toxicology

Transplantation

Tropical Medicine

Urology & Nephrology

Veterinary Sciences

Virology

Zoology

Physical Sciences

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Chemistry

Crystallography

Electrochemistry

Geochemistry & Geophysics

Geology

Mathematics

Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences

Mineralogy

Mining & Mineral Processing

Oceanography

Optics

Physical Geography

Physics

Polymer Science

Thermodynamics

Water Resources

Technology

Acoustics

Automation & Control Systems

Computer Science

Construction & Building Technology

Energy & Fuels

Engineering

Imaging Science & Photographic Technology

Information Science & Library Science

Instruments & Instrumentation

Materials Science

Mechanics

Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering

Microscopy

Nuclear Science & Technology

Operations Research & Management Science

Remote Sensing

Robotics

Science & Technology Other Topics

Spectroscopy

Telecommunications

Transportation

Arts & Humanities

Architecture

Art

Arts & Humanities Other Topics

Asian Studies

Classics

Dance

Film, Radio & Television

History

History & Philosophy of Science

Literature

Music

Philosophy

Religion

Theater

Social Sciences

Archaeology

Area Studies

Biomedical Social Sciences

Business & Economics

Communication

Criminology & Penology

Cultural Studies

Demography

Education & Educational Research

Ethnic Studies

Family Studies

Geography

Government & Law

International Relations

Linguistics

Mathematical Methods In Social Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration

Social Issues

Social Sciences Other Topics

Social Work

Sociology

Urban Studies

Women's Studies

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Results Page Option

From the Results page, you can refine the results of your search by selecting specific research area terms listed under the Research Areas option.

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Analyze Results Option

From the Analyze Results page, you can group and rank records in a results set by selecting the Research Areas option. Use this feature to view a ranking by field, record count, and percentage of each research area within the results set.

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Research Area Examples
  • SU=Infectious Diseases retrieves records in which this term appears in the Research Areas field on a Full Record.

  • SU=(Fisheries AND Forestry) retrieves records in which both terms must appear in the Research Areas field on a Full Record.

  • SU=(Chemistry OR Electrochemistry) retrieves records in which either (or both) terms appear in the Research Areas field on a Full Record.

  • SU=(Chemistry NOT Electrochemistry) retrieves records in which the term Chemistry appears in the Research Areas field on a Full Record, but the term Electrochemistry cannot appear in that same field.

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Did You Know ...

In Web of Science, research area terms are assigned to a record by Thomson Reuters.

Research area terms are article-based. On the Full Record page, the Research Areas field displays the research areas found within an article.

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Search the Web of Science Category Field

You can also search the Web of Science Category field within a Full Record by using the Advanced Search WC= field tag.

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