Friday, 5 May 2017

Citation tracking & research impact - BSN503 Research Seminar - Library guides at QUT


Citation tracking & research impact

Citation Tracking - mapping the impact of an idea or author

reference searching is the process of tracking research backward and
forwards in time. When viewing an article in a citation database, the
full citation will list references used by the author to write that
paper. From this list you can link to any articles indexed in that
database. If an article is not indexed in that database it will not be
  • In practice, you can start
    with a seminal article by a key author. Cited Reference Searching finds
    the literature citing that article.
  • Cited Reference Searching finds up to the minute articles and papers for your literature review quickly.
  • Find the listing of your article in a database, then locate the 'Cited by' link, and click to display the literature.
At QUT Library there are a number of citation databases available, including:
  • Google ScholarGoogle Scholar allows linking under any item listing to 'Cited by' articles, and has a 'Search within citing articles' option.
  • ScopusScopus allows a simple 'Cited by' as well as advanced options. Online tutorial: Cited Reference Searching
  • Web of ScienceWeb of Science allows a simple 'Times Cited' as well as a comprehensive Cited Reference Search.

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Citation tracking & research impact - BSN503 Research Seminar - Library guides at QUT

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