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Web of Science Search Methods for CMES

Recommended search method

Correct search methods

Incorrect search methods

Section 1 Recommended search method

In the home page of the Web of Science, the Basic Search looks as follows:


Click on “Advanced Search” to bring up the “Query Preview” box to type in the search patterns, e.g., type “so=(cmes*) and py=(2019 or 2020)”:


Click on “Search” to see the results.

To search certain topic, e.g., deep learning, in the CMES in the Web of Science database, a most efficient method is to specify the source (journal title) as “cmes*”, i.e., all in lowercase followed by the wildcard “*” (star), as shown in the search example below on 2020.02.11:


ts=(deep learning) and so=(cmes*)


Section 2 Correct search methods

The correct and simplest search method is to declare the source (journal title) as “CMES*”.  The wildcard star “*” at the end of “CMES” is important for the search to be successful:

ts=(deep learning) and so=(CMES*) and py=(2019)  

ts=(deep learning) and so=(CMES*)



The journal title can be in lowercase, e.g.,


ts=(deep learning) and so=(cmes*)



It is possible to cite the source with the full journal name, with or without hyphen, but that is long and mistyping is easy: 

ts=(deep learning) and so=(cmes computer modeling in engineering & sciences)

ts=(deep learning) and so=(cmes-computer modeling in engineering & sciences)


Section 3 Incorrect search methods

ts=(deep learning) and so=(computer modeling)

ts=(deep learning) and so=(CMES-computer modeling)



The following search also did not work:

ts=(deep learning) and so=(*computer modeling in*)

ts=(deep learning) and so=(computer modeling in*)

25 January 2022