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Health Sciences Tutorials : Web of Science

How to Exclude Medline Results in Web of Science

Step 1: Go to the Ebling Library homepage and scroll down to the Databases list. Select Web of Science, the last one in the list.

Step 2: This will take you to the Web of Science homepage. On the homepage under “Select a database” you will want to choose All Databases.

Step 3: After selecting All Databases, enter your search terms and hit return.

This is a screengrab of the Web of Science homepage. Circled in red is the "Select a Database" tab in the upper half of the screen. The picture shows All Databases selected.

Step 4: You will now get your results. In order to refine these search results by database scroll down until you get to the database box on the left-hand side of your screen. Then click the “more options/values…” tab.

This is a screengrab of the results for a diabetes search. The screen has been scrolled down to where the databases refining tool is visible. Circled in red in the "more options/values..." tab at the bottom of the databases box.

Step 5: On this screen you first want to select the database you want to exclude, in this case MEDLINE. After selecting this, click the “Exclude” button and your search results should automatically update.

This is a screengrab of the refine databases tab. MEDLINE is selected and circled in red, as well as the exclude button at the top middle of the screen.