My Settings

Update your contact information (e-mail address, password, and name), change your preference for automatic sign-in, and select a starting application using this feature.

This Help page contains the following topics.


Edit My Information

  1. Enter your current password in the Current Password field.

  2. Enter the new or corrected information for only those items you want to change.

  3. At the bottom of the form, note the current selection for automatic sign-in. Change this setting if you want to be signed in automatically each time you access Web of Science. This feature uses cookie technology.

  4. Click Submit Changes.


Select a Starting Application

You can pick a starting application in your product subscription that will immediately appear each time you begin a new search session.

You must use the Automatic Sign In feature for this feature to work. The selected application will appear as soon as you start a new session.

  1. Click the Sign In link that appears in the menu bar at the top of any Web page in Web of Science.

  2. Enter your e-mail address and password on the Sign In page.

  3. Return to the Search page and click the My Settings link that appears in the right column.

  4. Click the Select a Starting Application link.

  5. Click the Web of Science Core Collection radio button (or another product database) in the table to make that product the starting application.

  6. Click the Submit Changes button.

  7. Click the Edit My Information link.

  8. Enter your password in the Current Password field.

  9. Click the Sign me in automatically radio button.

  10. Click the Submit Changes button.

  11. Check to ensure that you receive the message: "Your account has been updated."

  12. Click the Exit Settings link.

The next time you start a new search session, the system will automatically take you to the selected product database.


Select a Language

The language you select will display automatically each time you sign in. Your choices are:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  1. Select the language that you wish to see when you sign into Web of Science.

  2. Click Submit Changes.

  3. Click the Exit Preferences link to return to your product database.

You can also select any of these languages by clicking the preferred link that appears at the bottom of any product page.


Accessing My Settings

To go to My Settings, you must be a registered user and you must sign in. After signing in:

  1. Go to the search page of any product or go to the All Databases search page.

  2. Click the Settings link that appears in the right-hand column.

About Required Fields

Required fields are marked by the asterisk (*) character.