These are the default settings in Web of Science:
- All databases within Web of Science are searched, but you can select one or more particular databases: under Citation Databases you can unmark the databases you don’t want to search.
- Under Timespan ‘All years’ is marked. You can change this for example into latest 5 years - this is based on the publication date. You can also enter a specific data range, then also the publication date is used. You can also mark 'Records processed from'. The processing date is the date of entering in the database, that's not necessarily the date the journal was published. When you want to change the default setting (starting January 1, 2011), you can use the calendar widget that appears when you click in the box with the date.
- Lemmatization rules are applied automatically in Topic and Title search queries. With lemmatization vocabulary, phonological and spelling variants are searched as well. For example: when you enter behavior, both behavior and behaviour are used in the search.
Lemmatization is not used when the search terms are enclosed in quotation marks and when search terms are used with wildcards and/or truncation.
When you have a personal account and you're logged in, you can save the limits as your defaults, by clicking the button Save as my Defaults.