Using Google Scholar to find citation data
Google Scholar provides citation data for journal articles.
Generally, Google Scholar will return fewer results than Web of Knowledge, and a high proportion of the results will appear in both searches. However, Google Scholar will also find citations in non-traditional formats such as academic web pages and pre-prints and will often identify new citations more quickly than Web of Knowledge.
To find your own citation data:
- Go to http://scholar.google.com.au/citations and sign in with your Google account.
- Fill out the next page with your information - Enter your name, Leave areas of interest blank, add your Affiliation and email for verification (otherwise you will not be indexed by Google).
- Make your profile public.
- Go to the next page and search for your articles.
- In the next step, give Google permission to Automatically update the list of articles in your profile - if it gets it wrong, you can always remove them later.
- This will also let you know your H-Index and total citations in Google Scholar.
To find citation data:
- Go to the Google Scholar page
- Select the Advanced Scholar Search link (drop down arrow at the end of the search box).
- Enter the author’s name in the ‘Return articles authored by’ field.
- Specify the relevant dates in 'Return articles published between' field
- Indicate the subject area
- Click on 'Search Scholar'
- If the reference has been cited by others, a Cited by link will appear below the citation.
- Click on the link to go to those references.
For any help using Google Scholar, please contact your Liaison Librarian
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