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Specialist Database Help & Search Tips

This guide helps users search in, Mint Global, Westlaw AU, Westlaw, LexisNexis AU, Nexis, Web of Science and Scopus.

Web of Science

Basic search

Basic Search

1.Go to the Timespan and More Settings sections of the Web of Science search page if you need to change your search settings.

2. You can do the following types of search options:


3. In Basic Search, enter your search terms and select a field in the drop-down box..

The following options are also available when you perform a search.

  • The Add Another Field link allows you to add more search fields to the Basic Search page.

  • The Reset Form link lets you clear any search queries that you have entered. This action resets the search page to the original search fields

  • The Select from Index link allows you to select an item (such as a publication name or an author name) when you perform a Publication Name or Author search.

  • The Auto-suggest Publication Names option allows you to turn on or off suggestions for publication names. 

  • The Default Number of Search Fields to Display option allows you to select only the Topic field or you can select the Topic, Author, and Publication Name fields.

  • The Save Settings option allows you to save your settings for future search sessions.

Click Search to go to the Results page.

 For more information see Web of Science Help