MyRI Online Tutorial


Online tutorial that provides an excellent overview of research metrics.

Also includes various printable resources.

Further reading

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What other citation tools are available?

Not all disciplines are well represented in the common citation analysis tools. Some databases provide citation counts only (without analysis). See samples below:

ACM Digital Library
(La Trobe users only)

Covers computing literature from the Association of Computing Machinery. Citation Count will be listed in the Bibliometrics section of each search result.

Business Source Complete
(La Trobe users only)

See Cited References.

 CITec (Citations in Economics) 

Provides citation analysis from the RePEc (Research in Economics) database.


Free resource. Useful for computing and information sciences. Select 'include citations'.

IEEE Explore
(La Trobe users only)

Includes articles from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer's (IEEE) journals and conference proceedings.  You can sort your search results by Most Cited and see the number of times an article has been cited on the search results page.

(La Trobe users only)

Emphasis on humanities and social sciences. Citation count available.

MathSciNET (AMS)
(La Trobe users only)

Indexes mathematical literature. Has a special search feature called 'Author Citations'.

(La Trobe users only)

Biomedical database. Select 'Find citing articles'.

(La Trobe users only)

Multidisciplinary. See 'cited by'.

Science Direct
(La Trobe users only)

Covers scientific, medical, and technical articles and books. Select 'cited by'.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Provides citation and download counts.