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Bio 580 Professor Donmoyer  

Fall 2016
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017 URL: Print Guide

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Course Basics

Bio 580: 

Professor: Christy Donmoyer

Librarian: Cynthia Burton



Web of Science: Step by Step

  Searching the Web of Science


   limit your search to Science Citation Index (if desired).  You may also limit by language and by publication date.


General Search tips:


   Enter your terms into the search box.

    •   Change the field searched on the right if needed.   
    • Enter words or phrases connected by Boolean search operators (AND, OR, NOT, SAME). Use wildcard operators
      ( * $ ? ) to search for plurals and variant spellings. 
    • Use quotation marks to retrieve a phrase such as "signal exchange"
    • For author searches follow the tips given on the search screen.


Topic Search:    vitamin-a and  retina---> 504 results (September 2016)

(compare with vitamin a and retina/ "vitamin a" and retina

                 Refine options are on the left. Here are some to try:
                        Refine by broad category:  include or exclude. 
                        Refine by article type= review article--->74 articles.
                              Search within the results-->require that the expression mice or mouse occur somewhere in the article record.   

  When you are viewing a single record:

  •  Author names are hot linked, click to see all papers in Web of Science by this author.
  •  View the cited references for this paper.
  •  Right of page:  See all papers in Web of Science citing this article.
  • Analyse results:  WOS looks for articles with shared references, keywords, and more                
  •  Citation Map:  view a graphical relation between two papers.

Results Display

  • Click on the article title to view the full record.  Read the abstract, author keywords, keywords plus and more.
  • Click "search for article" box to see if this article is available at Allegheny.  If not, click on the link to Illiad to order a copy via interlibrary loan.
  • click on the mark record box to save for exporting to FLOW.

 Author Searching

  Enter Donmoyer c*  making sure that the field tag is for author                     

Look under the Organizations limiting field.  what do you notice?

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