Alternatively, Web of Science can be accessed by clicking the Top Databases link in the Popular Links menu on the left side of the Galter Library home page. In the next page, click the Web of Science link to access the database.
Basic Search: topic, author, journal name, etc. This is the default search in Web of Science. To select other types of searches, toggle between the tabs listed next to Basic Search, or click 'More' to view additional options.
To run a basic search:
In Author Search, Web of Science guides you through a series of steps to find a set of publications by a single author. To view the Author Search option, click 'More' and then choose 'Author Search.'
To search for an author:
Note: If you are searching for an author with a common last name such as Smith, Lee, Liu, etc., you will most likely want to use the options to specify research domain and organization to avoid an unmanageable number of results.
The Web of Science database indexes not only a particular article's citation information, but also records the article's bibliography. A document indexed within the citation database enables its historical origin (the cited references) to be examined and also to easily follow links through to its current position in the research literature (times cited). Cited reference searching allows you to find out who is citing your research, to track the research activities of known authors, and to follow the history of a topic.
Advanced Search allows you to use field tags to construct complex searches. Web of Science does not have a controlled vocabulary. This means you must plan your searches more precisely and think of synonyms or different ways to express the same concept.