Skip to main content
  • Subscribe by RSS
  • Ex Libris Knowledge Center

    Problem with Web of Science search using parentheses

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: MetaLib
    • Product Version: 3

    Searching Web of Science via MetaLib for tea OR teas retrieves plenty of results (23433), however, searching for (tea OR teas) retrieves 0 results.
    There seems to be a problem with how parentheses are treated.
    PubMed doesn't seem to have the problem using parentheses in the same search statement though.

    MetaLib does not support searches using parentheses.
    If they happen to work in some resources and not others, that is resource-specific and not controlled by MetaLib.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013