Impact of data sources on citation counts and rankings of LIS faculty: Web of science versus scopus and google scholar

@article{Meho2007ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of data sources on citation counts and rankings of LIS faculty: Web of science versus scopus and google scholar},
  author={Lokman I. Meho and Kiduk Yang},
  journal={J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.},
  year={2007},
  volume={58},
  pages={2105-2125}
}
The Institute for Scientific Information’s (ISI) citation databases have been used for decades as a starting point and often as the only tools for locating citations and/or conducting citation analyses. ISI databases (or Web of Science [WoS]), however, may no longer be sufficient because new databases and tools that allow citation searching are now available. Using citations to the work of 25 library and information science faculty members as a case study, this paper examines the effects of… Expand
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