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Research Impact & Metrics

Database Instructions

Web of Science

Use the Cited Reference tutorial on the Thomson Reuters site. Also remember to use the HELP options within the database.

Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar Citations guide. 

Citation Alerts

Many databases allow you to set up alerts so that you're notified whenever an article is cited, or whenever an article is available that meets your search criteria.  For this service, you need to have an account/profile in the database.

Web of Science

 Citation Alerts: to get references citing individual articles

    • Find the article and click "Create Citation Alert" - you will be notified whenever that article is cited
    • Add additional citation alerts as needed. Your alert will be listed under "My Tools" / "Saved Searches & Alerts" 
    • Be sure to renew citation alerts -- they only last for 1 year from date of set up

Saved Search Alerts:  to get any references citing an author

    • Perform a cited reference search
    • Click the "Search History" tab. Then, "Save History / Create Alert" - you will be notified whenever that author's works are cited
    • Be sure to renew saved search alerts -- they only last for 6 months from date of set up

Google Scholar Citation Alerts:  

  • Find the article and click "Cited by ##"
  • On left column, click "Create Alert"

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