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Citing references

More and more databases are adding cited references to their content; however, Web of Science and Google Scholar remain the primary sources available through the USF Libraries.  There will be overlap between the databases but it pays to check each source since they all tend to have unique cited items.  In addition, many of the larger journal publishers have now added citing references to their online article pages.


PlumX provides new ways to illustrate how your research is being noticed. By monitoring downloads, abstract views, tweets, shares, news mentions, and more, use this resource to provide more depth to your research impact.

PlumX data appears in your Digital USFSP citations.

H-Index and more

Several tools are available that allow you to calculate your H-index and get more information on the impact of your research.