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Guide to bibliometrics, altmetrics and citation technologies used to determine the impact and importance of publications, peer-reviewed and otherwise, as measured in many different environments, formal and informal.

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Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources

Please see our Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources (last revised Aug. 2013).


Citation metrics, bibliometrics and altmetrics all attempt to determine the importance or impact of formal and informal publications in the scholarly world.  This field is exploding right now, and there many resources, free and fee-based.  This list will include those to which we subscribe or are free to use.  We do not have Journal Impact Reports (JIR).  

Our databases with cited reference searching

Here are all the databases to which we subscribe that allow cited reference searching.  Updated November 18, 2015.  

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