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FSTA on the new Web of Science platform

This webinar gives an overview of how to use FSTA on Web of Science’s new platform. It will cover building searches in Basic Search and Advanced Search.

It will also cover the FSTA thesaurus, and show how to integrate index terms to bolster any search. Filters, exporting options and the Analyse Results feature will also be explored.

A recording of this webinar is available here


Using Boolean Operators to power your FSTA search on the Web of Science platform

Boolean operators are the building blocks for any search string that uses more than one term. In this quick webinar we’ll examine how to combine them with keywords for optimal search performance. The webinar will explore:

• How to use AND to narrow and focus a search
• How to use OR to broaden a search
• How to use NOT as a tool to understand results and refine them

A recording of this webinar is available here

Web of Science: Get to know the FSTA thesaurus

The FSTA thesaurus powers all your searches in the database, whether you consciously use it or not. This short webinar, though, shows you how you can harness its power for precise and comprehensive searching.

A recording of this webinar is available here


Fine tune your FSTA search with phrase and proximity searching

Controlling the relationship between search terms can be a powerful device for finding relevant results without being overwhelmed by the noise of irrelevant results.

The short webinar will introduce what proximity searching is available on the Web of Science platform, how to use them, and techniques you can use to check which strategy is better for a given set of search terms.

A recording of this webinar is available here


About the presenter

Carol Hollier, Senior Information Literacy and Outreach Manager, IFIS Publishing

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Before joining IFIS, Carol worked as an academic librarian in the UK and USA as a Reference and Instruction Librarian, Academic Subject Librarian, Faculty Team Librarian for Biosciences, and Senior Librarian for Teaching and Learning Support. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Lincoln, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.