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Guide to using Web of Science, a multidisciplinary citation database

Author searching

In the Author Search menu, enter author names in the format shown in the examples in the search boxes. Web of Science will attempt to auto-complete names based on its own records. If you know the ResearcherID number, or ORCID number, you can enter this directly.

example author search

Bear in mind that Web of Science may know someone under variant names, so it can help to include alternative first names here.

Web of Science will then display groups of records for papers from single authors. Clicking the link will take you to a page about that author with a list of associated papers. These groups are mostly automatically generated and while they are reasonably good, you may find that some researchers are split into two or more records. If this happens, you can tick the records and click "view combined record" to see the results for both together.

Records with a green tick icon indicate that they have been verified by the researcher, and can be considered more accurate.

author search results