Subject Guides

Citation Analysis & Metrics

Locate impact factors and related measures, how to locate where and how often authors and articles are cited, and how to create scholar profiles.

Google Scholar

TipGoogle Scholar, if accessed through the Libraries' Databases A-Z list, will use the   tool to locate the full-text of articles. 

Google Scholar does provide guidance of how often an article is cited.  

1. To do a cited search, use the "advanced search" screen.

2. In the "exact search phrase" box type in all or the first few words of the article title.

3. In the "Author: Return articles written by:" box type in the lead authors last name.

On the results screen, the bibliographic citation of the article will appear, along with a "cited by" link underneath it.


Keep in mind these thoughts if using Google Scholar for a cited reference search:

  • Google Scholar started as a source for science, technology and medicine literature, and still largely represents those fields.  The representation of other fields, particularly in the humanities and related fields, may be underrepresented.
  • Google Scholar will not normalize institution names or authors, so searching under variants may be necessary to do a complete search. (Binghamton University, SUNY Binghamton, State University of New York at Binghamton, SUNY Binghampton; JM Smith, John M Smith, etc) 

Publish or Perish

Publish or Perish is a free software that uses data gathered from Google Scholar to measure a number of citation factors, including:

  • Hirsch's h-index
  • Egghe's g-index
  • contemporary h-index

and more.