To find records containing all terms [Example: blood pressure AND stroke]
|OR||To find records containing any of the terms [Example: myocardial infarction OR heart attack]|
|NOT||Exclude records containing certain words in your search [Example: cardiovascular disease NOT heart attack]|
|NEAR||To find records containing all terms within a certain number (n) of each other [Example: stress NEAR/3 sleep]|
||Search terms that must occur within the same sentence [Example: Tufts SAME Boston, biodivers* same conserv*]|
Truncation and wildcard characters are used for more control in retrieving plurals and different spellings.
To retrieve words with variant zero to many characters [Example: disease* will include diseases, diseased, diseasing, diseasedness etc.]
|?||To retrieve words words with the replacement of 1 character [Example: wom?n includes women, woman]|
|$||Retrieves zero or one character [Example: disease$ includes only diseased, diseases ]|
| " "
||To search exact phrases [Example: " strict dietary restrictions "]|
WIth your search terms, field notations and the Boolean, Wildcard and Truncation commands, you can structure a query that is easily replicable and editable. This is the beauty of Advanced Searching--greater control, that hopefully results in stronger searches.
Here are some pointers of the Advanced Search features in Web of Science:
|AD= Address||OO= Organization|
|AI= Author Identifiers||PS= Province/State|
|AU= Author||PY= Year Published|
|CF= Conference||SA= Street Address|
|CI= City||SG= Suborganization|
|DO=DOI (Document Object Identifier)||SO= Publication Name|
|ED= Editor||SU= Research Area|
|FG= Grant Number||TI= Title|
|FO= Funding Agency||TS= Topic|
|FT= Funding Text||UT= Accession Number|
|GP= Group Author||WC= Web of Science Category|
|IS= ISSN/ISBN||ZP=Zip/ Postal Code|
|OG= Organization- Enhanced|
Using some field tags and operators, let's try constructing a search:
Let's try retrieving records with the name of a specific organization, let's say Tufts University, for documents about biodiversity conservation efforts.
OG= (Tufts University) AND TS= (biodivers* "and" conserv*)