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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2020    

A citation index is a kind of bibliographic database (or citation database), an index of citations between publications, allowing users to find out the cited references of a document, and identify which later documents cite which earlier documents. Thus, through citations, an intellectual link is created between research works. 

Nowadays, many citation indexes provide links to the publishers' website to help users find full texts. Bibliographic databases such as Web of Science and Scopus not only provide indexing and abstracting services, but also offer advanced functions of result analysis, and can help users to identify high-impact research. 

Here are some examples:

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISA, from EBSCOhost) --

Web of Science--

The Library will provide trainings on using bibliographic databases for research during the semesters. Please pay attention to the Library calendar for any upcoming workshops.