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Research Impact, Citation Analysis & Altmetrics

This guide provides information on assessing the impact of research and HSL resources available for citation analysis.

Tutorials

Many database publishers and some libraries have created tutorials to help you make better use of databases.

The tutorials linked below focus on citation research.

 ISI Web of Knowledge has a number of tutorials available in different languages on their Training web page at http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/training/wok/. Below are links to several of these tutorials directly related to citation research and analysis.

Journal Citation Reports click-through tutorial
http://scientific.thomson.com/tutorials/jcr4/jcr4tut11.html

EBSCOhost has a variety of tutorials available on their site at http://support.ebsco.com/training/tutorials.php.

HighWire Press does not have any online tutorials. Instead, see their Help with Searching page at http://highwire.stanford.edu/help/search_help.dtl.

Finding articles that cite a paper written by a certain author
http://highwire.stanford.edu/help/search_help.dtl#cite

Citation Map (a graphic representation of articles citing or cited by a found article)
http://highwire.stanford.edu/help/search_help.dtl#citemap

ScienceDirect has Interactive Tutorials available at http://help.sciencedirect.com.

Using Alerts includes instructions for setting up Search, Topic, Volume/Issue, and Citation Alerts. Citations alerts is toward the end of this tutorial.

SciFinder Scholar's Support & Training website at https://www.cas.org/training/scifinder links to different types of training. How to Guides are geared to the beginning user and SciFinder Strategies are for more advanced users.

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