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Tracking Citations

A guide to tracking citations using various sources

Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports is an online database published by Thomson Reuters available through the library. It allows the user to look at journal rankings based on topic, publisher or country or by searching for a specific journal title. It provides information on number of citations, impact factor, number of articles and a number of other items for each journal. Please see the YouTube video below for a demonstration on the use of this database.

Using Journal Citation Reports

This YouTube clip was produced by Virginia Tech University Libraries and provides an introduction to using Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

Ulrich's Global Serials Directory

Ulrich's Global Serials Directory is available online through the library and can provide you with information on an academic journal's quality and impact. It contains information such as whether the journal is refereed (peer reviewed), whether available in electronic form, when it was first published along with other useful information.