Exercise: Citation Tools Review

There is a paper copy of this exercise available in the Workbook.  Once you have finished, open the answer sheet to check your answers.

Put the initials/abbreviation of the appropriate citation tool next to each statement that is true about the resource.  There may be more than one answer for a statement.

GS---Google Scholar
WoS---Web of Science
JCR---Journal Citation Reports

This citation resource:
______Covers only journals from a specific publisher
______Covers many disciplines
______Includes some article citation data back to 1900
______Lets you view and follow links in a paper’s bibliography
______Provides citation-related data for journals (not articles)
______Is available for free
______Lets you download sets of data/results
______Covers all kinds of documents, including books, reports, electronic theses, etc.
______Only lets you download one record at a time
______Lets you look at a list of publications that all cite a single paper
______Covers only the top journals in a discipline
______Lets you look up the Impact Factor for a journal
______Let’s you sort search results by times cited, so you can see the paper with the most citations.
______Is multidisciplinary
______Only covers publications in the field of psychology
______Searches the full text of documents (whatever’s available online)
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