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Web of Knowledge has changed its interface recently, as can be seen below.

Web of Knowledge

Besides the enhanced look and feel, some new features include:

Search Features

  • List of stop words has been eliminated.  You can now include common words such as ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘of’ etc in a topic search, e.g. “Vitamin A”
  • Spelling variations such as US and UK spelling differences in topic and title search terms are found automatically, e.g. behavior/behaviour
  • Lemmatization will also automatically find variants or alternative forms of the search terms, including stemming for plurals, verb tenses, degrees of comparison.  E.gs., mouse and mice; fungus and fungi; tooth and teeth; loud, louder & loudest
  • Proximity operator, NEAR/x, is supported, e.g. oil near/5 spill
  • Searchable ResearcherID number field is added.  A search by an author’s ResearcherID will display an author verified list of publications
  • New search fields are introduced in Cited Reference Search: Cited Volume, Cited Issue number, Cited Pages
  • Left-hand truncation, a new feature useful for searching chemical compounds, has been temporarily disabled by Thomson Reuters until further notice.  A search for “*phosphate” would have retrieved results with monophosphate, triphosphate, etc

Managing & Analysing Results

  • No limits to the number of search results returned and more sorting options are provided, such as by publication date
  • Abstract previews are available for search results, without having to go to the full record
  • More options to manage and output selected records
  • Number of records in Marked List is significantly increased to 5000 records, with the option to delete individual records
  • Citation Reports & Analyze Results can be created from records in Marked List
  • All data from Analyze Results can be exported
  • ResearcherID  & Web of Science are now integrated, making it easier for you to update your ResearcherID profile with your publications.  Simply search in Web of Science for your publications and add them to your ResearcherID “My Publications” list by clicking the “ResearcherID” button. 
  • The Web of Science citation count as well as the overall Web of Knowledge citation count are displayed in the full record.  Web of Knowledge Times Cited Count is derived from each of the citation indexes on the Web of Knowledge platform, namely Web of Science, Biosis Citation Index and Chinese Science Citation Database.  Counts across these indexes are de-duplicated.

For more updates and a list of new Web of Knowledge features and capabilities, please visit http://thenewwok.com/.

 If you have questions about the new interface or would like to find out more, please contact Science Library.

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