Reflection & Resources

Take some time to reflect on what you learned in this unit, and look at the resources if you are interested in finding out more about this and related topics.

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Look over the materials and assignments for this unit and think about how they relate to your own research projects.
What are the two or three most important things you learned in this unit?  Why?
How will you apply this knowledge in your own scholarly pursuits?

Now think about an unanswered question you have, or something about which you feel confused or uncertain. 
What is it?  Why do you think it might be worth studying further?
How might you go about improving your knowledge and skills in this area?


Neuhaus, C. and Daniel, H-D. “Data Sources for Performing Citation Analysis: An Overview,” Journal of Documentation 64(2): 193-210, 2008.
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Pringle, J. “Trends in the Use of ISI Citation Databases for Evaluation,” Learned Publishing 21(2): 85–91, 2008.
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Togia, A. and Tsigilis, N. “Impact Factor and Education Journals: a Critical Examination and Analysis,” International Journal of Educational Research 45: 362–379, 2006.
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