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Research Guides

Scholarly Impact

This guide was created to help faculty determine the impact that their research, etc. has had.

What is Cited Reference Searching?

Cited reference searching is the process of seeking instances in which an article, book, journal, or particular author is cited in another work. Gathering a citation's impact can help the researcher:

  • determine the impact of an article, book, journal, or author in the research of a given field of study
  • identify suitable journals in which to publish
  • monitor latest research in a particular field
  • identify potential research partners.

example graph of an author's citations per year

Determining a Citation's Impact

Cited Reference Search


​To determine how many times an author has been cited in other published works, try either 
Web of ScienceScopus, or Google Scholar.