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Finding Citation Counts Using Web of Science, Altmetrics, and Other Sources   Tags: altmetrics, bibliometrics, citation indexes, google scholar, scopus, web of science  

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About Citation Indexing

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Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation - Henk F. Moed
ISBN: 9781402037139
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
"This book deals with the evaluation of scholarly research performance, and focuses on the contribution of scholarly work to the advancement of scholarly knowledge. Its principal question is: how can citation analysis be used properly as a tool in the assessment of such a contribution?"


This guide... a work-in-progress!

About This Guide

This Guide includes information about the two of the three major interdisciplinary citation ecosystems: Web of Science (via Thomson-Reuters/ISI),, and Google Scholar (freely available via Google). It also includes information about alternative methods for measuring  the reach of scholarship (altmetrics). WSU does not have access to Scopus, the third interdisciplinary citation ecosystem, although some data can be found using Scopus's free preview of Author Lookup.


Find Your Citations Workshop: 3-5pm on January 29th 2015  in [room change!!!] Terrell Library 20 (on the ground/piano floor, in the back of the Current Journals room ) - we'll look at Web of Science, Google Scholar, and other databases, and discuss author disambiguation tools such as ORCID and Researcher ID as well as workflows for putting it all together.  Contact Lorena O'English  at oenglish for more information, or for individual appointments or scheduling group classes.

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