Tracking citations: Arts & Humanities Citation Index

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Citation indexes allow you to find items which have cited a particular work or author by analysing the bibliographies of books and articles. This can help you to discover new items in the same research area or to track how thinking has developed on a particular topic.

The number of times an item has been cited can also be used as an indicator of an author's or an individual paper’s influence or impact. In this task, we will use the Arts and Humanities Citation Index to find highly cited papers in your field. We will then use a “cited reference search” to find articles which have cited the work of a particular author.

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