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Getting Started

Getting to the databases & formulating your search

Background

Scholarly impact factors (bibliometrics) provide information on the perceived importance of a journal article or journal title itself, based on how many times others have cited, read, or commented on these sources.  Evaluating scholarly impact can be useful in the tenure process, as well as a means to find additional articles on a given topic.

For additional information on bibliometric measures, please see the following articles:

* Tip: For best results, examine multiple scholarly impact factors. *

 

Determining scholarly impact using free online sources

Sorting the wheat from the chaff

When it comes to online Open Access journals, there are reputable ones and not so reputable ones.  To determine the difference, use the sites below.

Determining scholarly impact using Google