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Web of Science Core Collection: Saving, Alerting, and Managing Results

Web of Science Core Collection is a painstakingly selected, actively curated database of the journals that researchers themselves have judged to be the most important and useful in their fields.

Saving (and revisiting) your Searches

One of the many advantages in creating a profile, is the ability to save your searches and then being able to retrieve the search histories saved to our server, which are listed alphabetically by name in the saved histories table. This enables you to pick up where you left off, tabulate your previous search terms and update them according to your research question and/or information needs.  You can also combine different search histories to build an eventual advanced search, etc. 


Create an Alert

With having a profile, you can also set up email alerts on searches and set up an RSS (Rich Site Summary) feed. you may chose to receive alerts on a weekly, monthly, Each Update, or Every 4 Updates. You can be automatically notified when articles in your search history are cited by another author. You do not need to renew the alert in order to continue to receive RSS feeds.

Alert emails can be received in various formats, such as: Plain Text, HTML, EndNote, or Field Tagged. Alerts can be setup via the Tools tab and then selecting the Saved Searches & Alerts.

Managing your Results: Saving to a Marked List & Exporting Options

The Marked List page displays the records that you marked from either the Results page or the Full Record page.  After marking records, you can save your Marked List and return to it later.  Save up to 50 Marked Lists with up to 50,000 records per list.  In order to save, you must be logged into your Web of Science personal profile.

To export:

  1. Move your cursor over a specific product database and click the product name to make it the active list. An active list has an orange edge on the left-hand side of the table that tells you it is active. You will find these options throughout the different pages of the platform. 
  2. Select records.

    • All records on the Marked List (up to 500)
    • All records on page. Scroll down to see the records. Tip: Select a number from the Show menu at the bottom of the page to increase the number of records per page.
    • Records NN to NN. Use this option to segment a large list of Marked records, for example 1 to 100, 101 to 200, 201 to 300.
  3. Select content. Certain fields are selected by default. You do have the option to Select All fields. Keep in mind that adding content-heavy fields such as Abstract and Cited References will increase processing time.

  4. Scroll down to select a sort option (optional).

  5. Select destination as listed below.

Output Options

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Saving Your Search & Setting Alerts

Using the Marked List

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