Bibliometrics, Scientometrics and Discovery

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

Getting Started

Step 1: Begin by going to the Google Scholar main page

Step 2: In the upper-right hand corner, select "Sign In". Here you will log-on to your Gmail account.
You must have a Google Account to create a profile on Google Scholar

Step 3: Manage Your settings

Step 4Enable Your Library

Step 5Set up your Google Scholar Profile
**For researchers and faculty only

Step 6: Begin using Google Scholar for Research
** For researchers, faculty AND students

This video goes over the basics of using Google Scholar.

For the best citation counts, UML Libraries relies on Google Scholar, which features a broader, more interdisciplinary scope.

Citation Analysis:

  1. Enter the author's name in quotations: "j golec". If you get too many results which mention the author, you can use the "author:" operator to search for specific authors. Go to Advanced Scholar Search for more specific results.
  2. Look for the "Cited by" link below each result. This is the number of citations to this work that are indexed by Google Scholar. Click on that link to retrieve them.

Tracking Citations:

Google Scholar allows you to track who is citing your publications. On the main page begin by selecting "My Citations"


Learn more about managing your publications by visiting the How to Use Google Scholar Libguide!

Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research.

To get started, you can browse the top 100 publications in several languages, ordered by their five-year h-index and h-median metrics. To see which articles in a publication were cited the most and who cited them, click on its h-index number to view the articles as well as the citations underlying the metrics.

Google Scholar Metrics Help

Available Metrics

  • The h-index of a publication is the largest number h such that at least h articles in that publication were cited at least h times each. 
  • The h-core of a publication is a set of top cited h articles from the publication. These are the articles that the h-index is based on. 
  • The h-median of a publication is the median of the citation counts in its h-core. 
  • Finally, the h5-indexh5-core, and h5-median of a publication are, respectively, the h-index, h-core, and h-median of only those of its articles that were published in the last five complete calendar years.
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