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Scholarly Credentials Toolkit for TCNJ Faculty: Google Scholar and Google Scholar Citations

track your scholarly productivity; get help with reappointment, tenure, and promotion applications

Navigate this libguide from the TOC below or the blue tabs (and sub-tabs) above.

Book Impact: Google Scholar

It has traditionally been very difficult to analyze the impact of a book. WOS covers scholarly journal articles, not monographs. Fortunately, Google Scholar is making this process much easier. It is now the best tool for analyzing the impact of a book or a book chapter in the disciplines. Simply run your search and then look for "Cited by X" within the book's bibliographic citation.

Book Impact: Google Scholar Citations

Google introduced a "limited launch" of Google Scholar Citations on July 20, 2011. Later that year, on November 16, the company opened up the service to anyone interested in creating a profile. Like the more traditional Web of Science (WOS and SCOPUS, Google Scholar Citations tracks journal articles that cite previously published journal articles. Unlike the others, however, Google Scholar Citations tracks a range of scholarly works that include conference proceedings and books.

Click here to create your own Google Scholar Citations profile. An author will not have a profile with Google unless they have taken it upon themselves to create one. Determine if your author has created a profile by Googling them (e.g. <David C. Murray "Google Scholar Citations">).

In the sciences, ORCID offers a "persistent digital identifier" that distinguishes one scholar from another, but scholars must individually register with the service. ResearcherID offers a similar service. For more information about author profiles, see the Looking for a Scholars's Profile? page of this guie.

Humanities Librarian

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David C. Murray
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