1. Web of Science2. Scopus3. Google Scholar4. Alternative Methods
1. Finding Impact Factors2. Alternative Sources for Journal Rankings3. Other Factors to Consider4. Finding Journal Acceptance Rates
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Citation Analysis Guide   Tags: altmetrics, bibliometrics, citation_analysis, google_scholar, h_index, impact_factor, patents_and_trademarks, scopus, web_of_science  

This guide is designed for those who need information on how to use library resources for citation analysis. This includes information about impact factors, journal rankings, altmetrics and how to find who has cited an article.
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014 URL: http://guides.lib.umich.edu/citation Print Guide RSS Updates

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Introduction

This guide is designed to bring together library resources and services that would be useful to anyone doing citation analysis.

The field of bibliometrics is increasingly being used to evaluate the impact of a scholar's work or the importance of a journal in a particular field. Though citation counts and journal impact factors are only one way to evaluate research impact, the guidance provided here will steer you through the process of gathering this information.

It is important to remember that judging the quality of a publication, whether it is an entire journal or a particular journal article, is ultimately a fairly subjective process. Results can vary depending on which criteria are used, how measurements are made, how much information is available and so on. Some disciplines have more established rankings than others. Also the situation changes regularly as new resources are developed that try to provide this information. If you have questions about this process for your specific situation, please contact your subject specialist.

 

This guide was inspired by a guide created at Arizona State University's Library and which can be viewed here. Thank you to the group that created that guide and allowed us to make use of the content for our own guide.

 

Librarian Credits

Citation Analysis Guide Group:

Paul Grochowski - Engineering Librarian

Barbara Shipman - Health Sciences Librarian

Deirdre Spencer - Fine Arts Librarian

Sue Wortman - Social Work Librarian

 

For information related to your specialty, contact your subject librarian .

 

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