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Searching Using Web of Science

Using Web of Science

Do you need to find scholarly articles on a particular topic?

Try searching Web of Science, an important and useful database that will help you find scholarly articles written in journals from a number of subjects, including the sciences and social sciences. 

This guide will teach you how to:

  • Search Web of Science  to find scholarly articles 
  • Narrow or expand your search results
  • Find highly cited articles on your topic
  • Find key authors and journals on your topic
  • Store citations using EndNote

Using the Web of Science Core Collection, enter your search terms in the search box. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Use quotations to search a phrase such as "climate change".
  • Use an asterisk if you would like to truncate a term. For example rain* will pick up rain, raining, rainbow or any other words with rain as it's root. 
  • Select +Add Another Field to add more search terms

You can also limit your search results by date.


Use the dropdown button to select your search options.