Citation analysis of faculty publication: beyond Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index.

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Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995 October; 83(4): 503–508.


When evaluated for promotion or tenure, faculty members are increasingly judged more on the quality than on the quantity of their scholarly publications. As a result, they want help from librarians in locating all citations to their published works for documentation in their curriculum vitae. Citation analysis using Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index provides a logical starting point in measuring quality, but the limitations of these sources leave a void in coverage of citations to an author's work. This article discusses alternative and additional methods of locating citations to published works.


Abstracting and Indexing as Topic, Bibliometrics, Documentation, Faculty, Library Services, Writing


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