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Databases that track citations: measuring research impact

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Database Information

Coverage:   You'll find current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage available to 1900.

Region: International

Scope: Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 110,000 conference proceedings.  Focuses on essential data across 256 disciplines.

Citation Capabilities: Very well-developed, probably the best overall for citation searching due to number of publications in Web of Science as well as references extracted from indexed articles.

Quirks: There's a learning curve in understanding Web of Science terminology and how to manipulate list results.  Use the Help feature and tutorials available from the main page to learn how to use the tools available to you.

Citation Tracking

Open the Article Record for the item you have found by clicking on the link.  According to the record below, it has been cited 1,144 times.  There are four links in the record that take you to information about who has cited this article.  Three are links to the list of citing articles and one allows you to build a citation map.