What is a citation search?
A citation search will show you how many times your articles have been cited by others.
Why should I have a citation search performed?
- A citation search can be added to your portfolio for promotion purposes.
- Candidates for a UCF departmental position can be compared.
- Interesting to know who is citing your work and in which disciplines.
How is a citation search performed?
- A Subject Librarian will assist faculty in searching one or more of the Thomson’s ISI SciSearch®, Social SciSearch® and/or Arts & Humanities Search® databases through Web of Science depending on your discipline.
What are the limitations of a citation search through ISI databases?
- Books, book chapters, conference proceedings, dissertations and technical reports may be excluded.
- Some journals in various fields may be excluded.
- Journal articles in press are not included in the databases.
- Journals are not consistently indexed nor indexed retrospectively when added to the databases.
- The focus is strongly on sciences and some of the social sciences.
- There is limited coverage of non-English publications.
Contact Ven Basco for assistance and information about Citation Metrics.