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Results

View the results of your search in an abbreviated record format. At the top of the page appears the search statement that retrieved the results, including the selected timespan and any selected data restrictions such as document types and languages.

All bibliographic records that appear on the Results page are source records. Source records are from items (journals, books, conferences, and patents) that we have indexed in a product. Every source record has a Full Record that you can access. Moreover, you can add every source record to your Marked List.

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Journal data may include:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Editor(s)
  • Group Author(s)
  • Source Title
  • Volume
  • Supplement
  • Issue
  • Pages
  • DOI
  • Published

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Patent data may include:

  • Title
  • Patent Number
  • Patent Assignee
  • Inventor(s)  
  • Source (patent)
  • Publication Date

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This link displays the abstract of the record in a scrolling box. The system links to the abstract from the highest precedence product database regardless of your entitlements.

Be aware that you may get an error message if the abstract comes from a product database that is not in your subscription service. For example, you will receive an error message if the abstract comes from Web of Science but your institution does not subscribe to this product.

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Why are English-language Records Retrieved when I Search in Chinese?

Sometimes an English record will appear on the Results page after you perform an All Databases search and your query is in Chinese. This occurs because the English record comes from a product database that has a higher precedence than the same record from the Chinese Science Citation Database.

For example, you perform an All Databases search entering Chinese characters for the journal title. The search returns an English record from Web of Science instead of retrieving the same record from the CSCD database. Why? Because the record from Web of Science has a higher precedence than the record from the Chinese Science Citation Database.

If you wish to view the same record from the Chinese Science Citation Database:

  1. Click the title of record that appears in the Results list to go to the Full Record page.

  2. Click the View Citation Data link that appears in the right-hand column under the "View this record in other databases" heading. 

  3. The product takes you from the Full Record in Web of Science to the same record in the Chinese Science Citation Database where you can view the record in both Chinese and English.

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Web of Knowledge Records

Only records in your product subscription will appear in the results set. For example, if you have a subscription to Web of Science, then you will see records from this product. However, you will not see records from other products such as BIOSIS Citation Index.

In general, a source record that appears in more than one product database will only appear once on the Results page. However, you may see duplicate records for the same source item if the record has:

  • An anonymous author
  • A different first author
  • A patent number whose format varies from product to product

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All Databases Full Records

Click the title link of any record to view the Full Record. At the top of the Full Record page, the system will identify the product from where the record originates. For example, Record from Web of Science.

If your institution subscribes to multiple products, such as Web of Science and BIOSIS Citation Index, then the name of the product that has precedence within your subscription service will appear at the top of the Full Record.

However, you can view the article of the same title in another database if you have a subscription to the database. Go to the Additional Information section in the right-hand column, and then click the product's link. In many instances, you may find different field information in that product.

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What is a One-Click Search?

For linked names and terms that appear in a Full Record, click the link to retrieve all records in the product (within the selected timespan) that contain the selected author or term. The new set of results is automatically added to your Search History.

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Refine Results Panel

Select a check box to display a ranked list of items extracted from records on the Results page. The most frequently occurring items appear at the top of the list. The number in parentheses shows the number of records on the Results page that contain the item.

Select one or more check boxes, and then click Refine to display only the records that contain the selected items.

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More Options / Values ... Link

Click the More Options / Values link within a category to display the first 100 items in that category. For example, if you click the More Options link under Source Titles, the system displays the first 100 titles sorted by record count.

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You can further refine the results, exclude specific records, or sort records by record count or in alphabetical order.

  • To refine specific results, select the check box of each item on the list, and then click the Refine button to view only those results.

  • To exclude specific records, select the check box of each item on the list, and then click the Exclude button to remove those records from the results.

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Research Domains (Scope Notes)

For more information about the Research Domains in the Refine Results feature, see our list of scope notes.

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Lemmatization

Lemmatization is never applied to terms in any category in a Refine Results search. When you perform a Refine Results search for a specific category with lemmatization turned on, you may get a Refine count that is less then the initial Results count. This occurs because lemmatization is applied to terms in the Results count but not to terms in the Refine count. Turning lemmatization off generates consistent Results and Refine counts.

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Search within Results

To filter or reduce results on the Results page, enter a Topic query in the Search within Results text box, and then click Search. This search will return only those records in the original set that contain the topic term(s) you enter. The search terms may appear in any order within a retrieved record.

To search for an exact phrase within the results, enclose the phrase in quotation marks. For example, the query "South America" will only retrieve records that contain this exact phrase.

All searches are added to the Search History table. This feature allows you to save your results to a search history file, and then continue your research at a future time.

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Thomson Scientific WebPlus - View Web Results

Thomson Scientific WebPlus is an open Web search engine created by Thomson Reuters that harnesses the power of our editorial expertise, controlled vocabularies, and proprietary relevancy algorithms. It is designed to complement your search results, bringing the most relevant Web resources to the forefront for the professional researcher.

Click the View Web Results link to begin a search of relevant Web sites to complement your existing search results.

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Create Citation Report

This function is available to customers who subscribe to one or more of the following products:

  • All Databases
  • Web of Science
  • BIOSIS Citation Index
  • Chinese Science Citation Database

The Create Citation Report link appears under the Sort by menu. Click the link to go to the Citation Report page where you can view aggregate citation statistics for the current set of marked records. You can add records to your Marked List from the Results and Full Record pages.

Did You Know ... This link does not display for searches that contain more than 10,000 articles. If your search retrieves more than 10,000 records, then the following message displays: Citation Report Not Available [?]

Click the [?] link to display more information.

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Citation Report Not Available [?]

The Citation Report feature is not available from a search containing more than 10,000 records. If your search results exceed this limit, then you will see the following message.

Citation Report feature not available [?]

Thomson Reuters recommends that you revise your search query to restrict the number of results. For example, use the Refine Results feature to limit the number of results to specific research areas, source titles, publication years, document types, etc.

You can also return to the Search page and enter new search terms and/or limit your timespan to a single year or a range of year.

Once the number of results fall under 10,000 records, click the Citation Report link to generate a citation report for the results set. The system takes you to the Citation Report page where you can view citation statistics for the results set retrieved by the product.

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Results: Approximately NNNNNN

The number of results that display in this field is determined by the number of Web of Knowledge product subscriptions that your institution is holding.

For example, let's assume that your institution has a subscription to two product databases. If your search retrieves fewer than 5,000 results, then the actual number of results will displays in the Results field and in the Search History table. For example: Results: 978

If, however, your search retrieves more that 5,000 results, then an approximate count displays in the Results field and in the Search History table. This may occur because your search retrieved the same record from both databases. For example: Results: Approximately 16,245 may be an example where the product retrieved duplicate records from two or more product databases within your subscription.

To get the actual record count, you must navigate page-by-page through the results list using the Next Page Next Page button button. Only when you reach the last set of results will the system process the actual number of results and display that number in the Results field and in the Search History table.

Both the Page 1 of NNNNNN field and the Last Page Last Page button button are inactive until you reach the last set of results within your subscription. At this point, these controls become active and you can navigate from record 1 to the end.

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Conference Proceedings in Web of Science

If the product finds records of conference proceedings, it will display the conference title, date, and location in the Conference Information field below the Author(s) field.

In the Source field, the system displays the title of the conference source publication followed by the book series title (if available), volume number, page range, and publication date.

You must have a subscription to one or both Conference Proceedings citation indexes to search for and to view conference records.

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Book Citation Index in Web of Science

If the product finds records of books, it will display the book title and source information the Book Author(s) field.

In the Source field, the system displays the title of the book source publication followed by the book series title (if available), volume number, page range, and publication date.

You must have a subscription to one or both Book citation indexes to search for and to view book records.

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Results Help Topics

This Help page includes information about the following topics.

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Output Records

Options to output records are available from the Results and Full Record pages in all product databases in Web of Knowledge.

  1. Select the check mark of a record to include the record in the output.

  2. Go to the bottom of the page and from the Output Records section select the data to include in each selected record.

  3. Select an output option: print, e-mail, save, or export.

For more detailed information about each step in the process, go to the Output Records Help topic.

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The following product databases include output options (print, e-mail, save, and export) on the Cited References and Citing Articles pages.

  • All Databases
  • Web of Science
  • BIOSIS Citation Index
  • Chinese Science Citation Database
  • Data Citation Index

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Marked List

Add records to your Marked List where you can later print, save, e-mail, order, or export from the Marked List page.

  1. Select the check box of each record that you want to add to your Marked List.

  2. Click the Marked List Marked List icon icon that appears over the first record in the list to add the selected records to your Marked Records list.

  3. Click the Marked List link that appears in the menu bar at the top of the page to go to the Marked List page.

For more detailed information about each step in the process, go to the Marked List Help topic.

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Creating Customized Citation Reports

You can create a customized Citation Report by adding records to your Marked List from the Results and Full Record pages. From the Marked List page, click the Create Citation Report link to go to the Citation Report page where you can view aggregate citation statistics for the current set of marked records.

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Check Mark Icon

A check mark Check mark icon icon that appears to the left of a record indicates the record has been selected and added to your Marked List in Web of Knowledge.

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I Wrote These Publications Button

This feature allows you to add your published works to your ResearcherID publications list. Use this feature if you see records in the product that you wish to claim as your works.

  1. Select the record(s) that you want to include in your publication list in ResearcherID.

  2. Click the I Wrote These Publications button. A dialog displays a message asking you to certify that you are the author of the selected document(s).

  3. Click OK.

For more detailed information about each step in the process, go to the ResearcherID Help topic.

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Sort Options

There are a variety of ways in which you can sort and view the results of your search from the Results Summary page. You can easily select a sort option from the Search page and the product sorts the records based on this selection when you perform your search.

Want to know more?

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About Sort Options

Records are normally sorted by Publication Date -- Newest to Oldest, the default sort.

However, you can change the sort order by selecting a different sort option from the Search page under Adjust Your Results Settings. For example, select First Author -- A to Z as the preferred sort order. Perform your search, and the product sorts all records in the Results list by First Author -- A to Z.

Please note that you can always select another sort option from the Sort menu from the Results page.

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EndNote Web Icon

An EndNote Web EndNote Web icon icon that appears to the left of a record indicates the record has been saved to your EndNote Web library in Web of Knowledge. Click the icon to go to your EndNote Web library.

This icon only appears if you have signed in and if the record is already in your EndNote Web library. For information on how to save a record to your library, see Save to EndNote Web.

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The Times Cited count displays the total number of records in the current product database that cite the record in the Results list.

Click the link to go to a Citing Articles page that displays a Times Cited table that shows the number of times this record has been cited in other product databases. The numbers in the table come from an All Databases times cited count and include citations from the following citation databases.

  • Web of Science
  • BIOSIS Citation Index
  • Chinese Science Citation Database
  • Data Citation Index

More about Times Cited?

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About Document Types

The All Databases function allows you to refine your results by Document Types. To view a list of comman document types, click this Documents Types.