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Citation Metrics: Books: Home

Finding Citation Counts for Books and Book Chapters

A number of disciplines, especially in the Social Sciences and the Arts & Humanities, publish their important research in books and other types of monographs. These disciplines are not that well served by traditional tools of citation analysis such as Web of Science and Scopus that primarily focus on journal literature. So how do we gauge the scholarly impact of books and the chapters within books? Listed below are a few strategies which, while they are not perfect or comprehensive, can help authors collect some relevant data:

Google Scholar

Other Databases

Book Reviews

WorldCat

Scopus