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Web of Science: Analysing Searches

An index of Science, Social Science, and Arts & Humanities databases

Analyzing Search Results in ISI Web of Science

Another feature of Web of Science citation indexes is the ability to analyze search results. Analyze Results allows you to select a field, then run a report that ranks the results according to the selected field. For example, you may search for articles on the use of statins in patients with cardiovascular disease. You can then analyze the results by author to find which authors have published the most on the topic or by publication year. [For more detailed information about citation analysis, see Citation Analysis LibGuide.]

To analyze search results, click on the Analyze Results link at the bottom of the right side menu or in the upper right side of the page:

Select the desired options:

Fields available for analysis: AUTHORS, BOOK SERIES TITLES, CONFERENCE TITLES, COUNTRIES/TERRITORIES, DOCUMENT TYPES, EDITORS, FUNDING AGENCIES, GRANT NUMBERS, GROUP AUTHORS, LANGUAGES, ORGANIZATIONS, PUBLICATION YEARS, RESEARCH AREAS, SOURCE TITLES (journal title), WEB OF SCIENCE CATEGORIES.

Top_#_Results: Maximum number of records to analyze (up to 500 records)

Minimum record count (threshold): the minimum times a value must appear for it to be displayed in the report.

Sort by: Record count ranks the results from high to low by number of records cited.

Sort by: Selected field sorts the list in ascending alphabetical/numeric order.


  Select the records to view or exclude after running an analysis, or save to a data file: