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Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a free citation resource. It counts citations from academic articles, theses, books, and other documents.

Search citations for individual articles from the homepage. Researchers with a Gmail account can set up a Google Scholar Profile in "My Citations." It keeps track of citations and retrieves author metrics (h-index, i10-index). "Metrics" leads to a summary of recent citations to many publications in broad and specific research areas, which can help authors decide where to publish.

Below is a screenshot of Google Scholar homepage:

Google Scholar Citations

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