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Citation Guide: Citation Tracking

Guide to various citation styles, including tips for citation analysis and writing.

USC Citation Tracking Databases

Access USC Libraries' databases (available on both campuses) from the databases page: 

Remember to go through the Libraries' proxy server to authenticate as a valid user if you are off campus!

A Few Selected Free Web Resources

Note that Google Scholar (in the link above) and Hazring's Publish or Perish cover, generally speaking, more journals titles than does Web of Science.  It is advisable to use both.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar ( includes a function to search by particular authors AND the results include links to articles that cite those in the results set.

USC collaborated with Google Scholar to include links to USC article citation databases and electronic journals. To enable this feature on your browser, select Scholar Preferences near the top of the Google Scholar homepage, and in the Library Links box in the resulting screen, type "University of Southern California". Watch a short video on how to do this.

Scholar does track more book/chapter citations than does Web of Science, so it may be a useful adjunct for you in compiling citations to your work.