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Using Google Citations: LOVE IT!

November 21st, 2011

Well, just in time for Thanksgiving folks, comes Google Citations. For those that attended this month’s Advanced Google Class, this is a tool that greatly augments your ability to track your own scholarly citations.
Using Google Citations you can graph citations over time, compute several citation metrics and be alerted to articles citing you.
You also have the ability to make your personal profile private, or open to the world so that your name appears in Google Scholar results. For example, here is School of Earth Sciences Professor Emeritus Michael McWilliams: School of Earth Sciences Professor Emeritus Michael McWilliams: profile on Google Scholar

His profile can also be viewed here on Google Citations.

A librarian friend at Portland State Library had this to say about it:

@joanpdx “Started using Google Citations this summer and just got an alert that one of my articles was cited. Love it.”

Pretty good endorsement for a free Google Tool!