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Bibliometrics and Altmetrics: Measuring the Impact of Knowledge

This guide includes information on which of the databases contain citation measures that can be used to gage either an author, article or journal impact.

Keep in Mind...

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A citation search in JSTOR is NOT a complete citation search:

  1. If an article has not been cited by others, then this link "... Items Citing this item" will not be present.
  2. Searching with Citation Locator only can miss relevant results. In addition to this search, it is recommended to execute a search using Advanced Search page:
    • Enter the article title enclosed in quotation marks.
    • Limit your search to Title only from the drop down menu next to the search box. 

JSTOR Citation Feature

Discover the JSTOR citation feature following the steps:

  1. Go to JSTOR database through Database Finder.
  2. From the top menu, under the Search tab, select Citation Locator.
  3. Enter the article title and author's name.
  4. In the results page, click on the article title link.
  5. On the right side, you will see how many times this article has been cited as shown below: