Answered By: Bibliometrics Services ULS
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2016     Views: 27

The ULS subscribes to a few databases that will help you find out how many citations a paper has been cited.Scopus and Web of Science are the best two sources in which to begin your search.  Here are the steps to locate these two databases:

  1. Begin at the library's homepage:
  2. Click on the word Databases, and then click on the link, By Title, then again on"S" for Scopus or "W" for Web of Science. You will find these databases from the alphabetical list.

Once you log into each database, you can search for articles by author or keyword. If an article has been cited by another author, you will be able to find this information by clicking on the "cited by" link in Scopus, or similarly, "times cited" phrase in Web of Science.

For more information on how to find out citation counts in Web of Science and Scopus see our research guide or contact Bibliometrics Services group.
There may also be a discipline specific database that may be better suited for your search. Contact the Subject Specialist responsible for this subject area to find out more. 

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