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What can you do with it?
Web of Science defaults to a basic topic search that looks at the title, abstract, and keywords.
"amazon* rainforest" AND climate
Note: Make sure there is a space between the asterisk and "rainforest"
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You should get less than 200 results. If you don't, go back and try your search again.
Let's refine your results.
This should limit the number of results you get.
What are some other ways that you can refine your results?
Which of the articles that you found has been cited the most?
Web of Science can help you answer this question.
Note that your results are sorted by date.
Which item has the most citations?
Let's see who the most prolific authors are and which funding agencies support this type of research.
This page is organized into a colorful Treemap showing the various Web of Science categories of the resulting articles from your search.
You can hover over each bar to learn the exact number of articles in that category.
How many articles are in the Ecology category?
To the left of the page is a menu that allows you to explore the other categories of the Results Analysis.
The list you see displays the authors in order of how of many records or citations they have.
Which two authors have the most articles in the results you found?
Which funding agency has funded the most projects amongst your list of results?
Web of Science allows you to conduct a backward and a forward search of cited references.
This means that for any item, you can find out how many times others have cited it and how many items a particular article cites.
The Citation Network panel to the right contains information on citations.
How many times has this article been cited?
In what journal was this article most recently cited?
Do you want to know how popular your professor's research is? Web of Science can help you analyze the impact of any author.
These graphs show the number of items and citations by year for Scott Saleska.
Note: The graphs contain different information. Look at both closely.
In which year was Professor Saleska cited the most?
Above the graphs, you see the total number of times Professor Saleska has been cited and the number of articles that cite Professor Saleska.
How many times has Scott Saleska been cited?
Explore Web of Science on your own to discover more features that can help you with your research.
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