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Citation tracking in Web of Science: Author Search

This guide will give you a short introduction to Web of Science and show you some ways to view and track your personal publications.

Direct author search

The Author Finder works well for authors with common names.  If you are searching for an author with a unique name or feel that the Author Finder has missed something, try an author search from the main search page. Be sure to select Author from the search drop down.

The results of an Author Search for Spitzer, L* is shown below. Looking at the first article, we can see there are results by other authors named L. Spitzer. To narrow results to only those articles by Lyman Spitzer, click on the 'more options/values' link under Web of Science Categories.


Refine Subject

Check the box next to the relevant categories, then click Refine to narrow the results.


This search returned the same number of articles as the Author Finder.


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Willow Dressel
Engineering Library
Fine Hall, Princeton University
Engineering Library Website