In your scholarly research, you may need to gauge the importance of a publication by counting the number of times it has been cited by other scholars. This is called citation analysis. You may also want to find all published works by a specific scholar (such as an advisor or professor).
See the Cited Reference Searching guide for information on how to view how many times a publication has been cited using tools like Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar.
Research metrics attempt to show the impact, influence, and importance of researchers (authors), journals, and articles.