Searching the Address Field
Search the Address fields by entering the full or partial name of an institution and/or location from an author's address. For example, Univ and University finds 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 UNIV Pennsyvania is OK but entering University of Pennsylvania results in an error message.
Note 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.
Note: In Web of Science Core Collection 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.
The system maps abbreviated address terms to known full address terms and vice-versa. For example:
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:
Use the AND operator to broaden your 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
As you can see, the product returned a record in which NY appears in one address and IBM appears in a different address.
Address Synonyms and Abbreviations
Common address terms and many institution names are abbreviated in the product database.
Terms such 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.
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
About Older Records
Older records may not have addresses associated with a record.