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Bibliometrics and Citation Searching: Citation Searching

Citation Searching on the WoS

These three videos show you how to search on the Web of Science (WoS), how to interpret the results and sort results by citation counts and how to conduct a 'cited reference search' for an author or article title to gauge its impact.

Interpreting results, incl. citation counts

Cited reference search on the WoS

Databases Useful for Citation Searching

One of the key databases that allows for citation searching is the Web of Science.  Other databases that list citation counts are: 

Academic Search Complete (available from Senate House Library)

ERIC (Education Resource Information Centre)

Google Scholar



SCOPUS (this is a multidisciplinary database) You can find videos on how to search on SCOPUS here.