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Web of Science: All Databases Search

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the Web of Science consists of a variety of different citation
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and non citation databases with different areas of focus
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some of these databases have records that overlap
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but in general each's specialized your organization will subscribe to one or
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more of these databases to provide you with the resources you need
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from the Web of Science home page
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you can select a specific database to search within giving you the ability to
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make a highly specialized search
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however there are times when you want to search
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all of the data bases in your subscription at once you will not be
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able to search by specialized indexing fields available in specific databases
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such as MEDLINE mesh headings or biases taxonomic codes
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but this lack of flexibility is balanced by inclusiveness
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this method is ideal when you hope to retrieve the most comprehensive set of
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results
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for many all databases is the default search mode in the Web of Science
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platform
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you can search in fields that are common to all databases
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such as topic author or publication name:
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for this example we will search by topic
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a topic search will look for your search query in titles
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abstract and keywords keywords include
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any specialized indexing keywords applied at the database level
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the same search logic used in all-weather science products
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is used when searching all databases I will type in my search query
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and click search once in my search results I can perform typical functions
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such as
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sorting records by times cited: count know that this time site account tells
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us how many times this record has been cited across
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olive the citation sources on the web site platform
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even those I don't subscribe to if I open the record
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I can see how many times this article has been cited in each of the individual
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citation databases
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if I go back to my search
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I can also refine my search results I have the option to limit the databases I
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am searching in
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or I can refine my results by research area
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research areas are in indexing scheme that is common to all datasets on the
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web assigns platform
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for research areas we map specialized indexing fields
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like mesh headings and bio says concept codes found in each resource
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to broader umbrella categories you'll encounter research area
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at the all database search level and when searching in each specific database
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one thing to keep in mind
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is that the same record may appear in multiple databases
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each record book only appear in your results 1 time
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but it may affect the way that your record appears for example
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here are 2 records for the same article one as it appears in the Web of Science
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core collection
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and one as it appears in MEDLINE the data fields in the order they appear in
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differ based on the database when searching all databases
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your record will always default to a Thomson Reuters produced database
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such as whether science core collection when it is available
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to see the record as it appears in a specific database
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navigate via the link on the right panel up the source record:
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or perform a new search directly in the preferred database

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