Analyzing Your Results
Once you have a set of results that you like, you will see Analyze Results and Create Citation Report boxes on the right along the top. Analyze lets you rank results by Author, Organization, Research Area, etc. Click on Create Citation Report and a page will open with bar charts showing Published Items in Each Year and Citations in Each Year. On the right is a summary of the results, with Sum of the Times Cited; links to the Citing Articles; Average Citations per Item; and the h-index. On the right of each article you can click the number of the total number of citing articles to bring up a list of them. If any of the articles are particularly relevant, this is a great way to find more targeted results. You can also Sort the results by Date; Times Cited; Author; and Source Title (journal name).
Once you have found one or more items that are relevant, you can greatly expand your search in several ways.
- Click on an individual reference. It will open and show you the Abstract if there is one; Keywords (these are clickable so if one of them is exactly the term you want you can search further for other items that have that keyword); the address(es) of the author(s); etc.
- In the right-hand column, under Citation Network, there are a number of clickable links. You can go to all the articles that cite the original one; all the articles that it cites; Related Articles (very useful in helping you find similar items; the list is in relevance order); a Citation Map; and more.
- For ongoing research, you can create a CItation Alert so that you will be notified whenever the article is cited so that you won't miss anything new.