Web of Science: New Features, November 2018

Web of Science: New Features, November 2018


Spend less time structuring a search and more
time looking at high quality results, using our new All Fields search in Web of Science
Core Collection. All Fields searches the whole Web of Science
Core Collection record to help you get results quickly. An All Fields search can include topical key
terms, author details, affiliation information, funding terms, and even unique numbers like
DOIs and PubMed IDs. Make sure you’re in the Web of Science Core
Collection database, then look for the All Fields option in the Basic Search menu. Enter your terms in the search box. I’m looking for reviews published by Rob
Knight from UC San Diego on the human microbiome. I found lots of results that are just what
I’m looking for. I can see my terms in the author, abstract,
document type and address fields. I also found a few different publication types,
not just reviews. That’s because my search terms can appear
in any field. For example, the word review could be found
in the abstract or funding text. So my search won’t be quite as precise as
it would be if I were targeting specific fields. If you’re used to using some of our more
advanced search tools, there are some things to keep in mind when using All Fields:
You can use standard Boolean search connectors, AND, OR and NOT in your search as well as
parentheses for nesting concepts. The NEAR and SAME proximity operators are
not supported in All Fields. If you need to search the words near or same
as key terms, put them in quotation marks. Wildcard characters are also supported. Give the new All Fields search a try, and
if you’d like to learn more take a look at our complete release notes.