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Research Impact Metrics: Citation Analysis

Information on how to use library resources for citation analysis, including information about impact factors, journal rankings, altmetrics and how to find who has cited an article..

Tutorials for Citation Research



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Click here to view a tutorial that takes you through the process of doing citation research in Web of Science. 



Click here to view a tutorial on cited reference searching in Scopus.


Click here for a step-by-step tutorial on cited reference searching in EBSCO databases. Databases with citation searcing include CINAHL, Historical Abstracts, and PsycINFO, among others.



Click here for directions on using the Citation Map in HighWire, which displays a graphical representation of the articles citing or cited by your selected article.
Click here to view a brief description of the "Cited by" function in PubMed. 


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While there is no tutorial for citation searching in Google Scholar, you can use the "Cited by" link at the bottom left of each entry in the results page to see who has cited an item of interest to you. 



Click here for screen shots of cited reference searching from the University of Buffalo Libraries. Screen shots include Web of Science, Google Scholar, Science Direct, CINAHL, Academic Search Premier, Medline in OVID, MathSciNet, SciFinder Scholar, ACM Digital Libraries, and IEEE Explore.