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Citation Analysis: Introduction

The trail of citations to and from a particular work, publication or author.

Citation Analysis

Citation analysis means tracing citations forward or backward in time, either to judge a paper's import, or to follow up on a research thread. This guide will provide a basic overview of conducting citation analysis at the MSU Libraries.


Citation searching is very different from subject oriented searching.  The tutorials below can help you get started:

Other Guides

A sample of other excellent guides available on the web.

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