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A citation search in Google Scholar is NOT a complete citation search:
See how many times a document has been cited
Note: Google Scholar includes citations from an array of sources in its "Cited by" calculation, including PowerPoint and Word documents, and gives everything an equal rank.
Create a public profile - this profile includes individual's citation metrics as calculated by Google.
Note: A Google account is necessary to create this profile. Follow the instructions at http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html
Be aware of some limitations of Google Scholar:
For a quick overview of the limitations and critiques to Google Scholar, check the Wikipedia articles:
For more in depth research from the scholarly community, use...
|"Google Scholar" AND (pros OR cons OR advantages OR critiques)|
... as keywords in databases, such as Academic Search Complete , and Library & Information Science Source.