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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 these USC Libraries databases  from the databases A-Z page:

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.  Using both will give a more comprehensive picture of the scholarly publishing landscape.

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.

Google Scholar tracks more book/chapter citations than does Web of Science, and it covers more disciplines.