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Guide to using Web of Science, a multidisciplinary citation database

Viewing results

Results are displayed in brief format with search terms highlighted. Fifty references are displayed on each page.

  • Click on the arrows at the top right to navigate between pages of results.

arrows to navigate between pages of results

Results are displayed with the most relevant first, based on the search terms. You can change this order by selecting a different option from the links and the sort by drop-down menu at the top of the page. 

sorting options

A useful order in which to display your results is by citations, highest first. This will display the most highly cited papers first, which may be significant papers in the subject for which you searched. You may alternatively find it useful to sort by date, newest first, to get the most recently published research.

If you have too many results, consider applying some limits or filters to the results.