Q. How do I determine how many times an article has been cited in other literature?


You may use the Web of Knowledge database to determine how many times an article has been cited. To access Web of Knowledge, click on A-Z Databases from the Library's orange menu bar. 

On the Web of Knowledge home page, you may enter the article's title into the search box and select "Title" from the drop down menu to the right of the search box. Once you have found your article on the results screen, you will see "Times Cited" right above the Article Linker icon, as shown below. You may also click on the article title in order to view the citing articles and to set up an alert for when the article is cited again.

For further information about conducting citation analysis in Web of Knowledge, view a quick tutorial video here.

You may also use Google Scholar to locate citing articles. In Google Scholar, the number of times the article has been cited will be displayed below the entry on the search results page. Click on the cited by link to view the citing articles.  For more about using this feature, see the Library's quick tutorial video, Google Scholar Cited By

This image below shows where to locate the Cited by link below the citation and key information:

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For more information see the Google Scholar Metrics page.

For additional tools on citation analysis and metrics in NCU Library, see the following resources:
PlumX Metrics FAQ
Citing Articles page for article citation metrics
Scholarly Publication page for journal citation metrics

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