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University of Portland Clark Library

CST 327: Argumentation and Advocacy: Most Influential Researcher

Best Bet: Google Scholar

Google Scholar (GS) is Clark Library's main way to determine how many times a work has been cited. Keep in mind:

  • GS includes some non-scholarly citations.
  • It is not clear exactly which scholarly resources are included in GS.
  • GS does not perform well for older publications.
  • GS is a beta product and may change at any time.
  • GS may find the same citing work more than once and count them more than once in its total.

Google Scholar

EBSCO Databases Can Help

When searching an individual database, you might see "Times Cited in this Database."

Your Turn!

Looking at your "Oldest Available Research" citation in Google Scholar, check if the author(s) name is hyperlinked to a profile.

  • How many articles has the author published?
  • How many of these are on the same topic?

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