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Citation Counting - Alternative Sources

Alternative sources (other than Web of Science and Google Scholar) for locating citations to an author or published work

Introduction

Certain disciplines and journals may not be well represented in the more traditional sources for citation analysis, such as Web of Science. 

In this situation, it becomes necessary to find alternative sources for locating citations to an author or published work. 

This guide identifies potential alternative sources grouped by their database search interface.

Limitations

Do note that these search methods are not comprehensive and do not provide the same type of information as Web of Science.

In addition, there may be overlap in the citing articles. Hence, when doing a manual compilation of citation counts from various sources, de-duplication is necessary.