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Citation Index: an indispensable information retrieval tool for research and evaluation

Kademani, B. S.; Vijai Kumar, *;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
This paper highlights the information explosion, the need for bibliographic control, the need for information retrieval tools. Explains the emergence of Citation Index, concept of citation indexing, reasons for citing, its structure (print and electronic versions of Science citation Index and Social Science Citation Index ), and application of citation index. It also discusses the search effectiveness, factors taken into consideration for coverage of journals in citation indexes, Journal Citation Reports, various latest citation products including the Web of Science and limitations of citation indexes.
ACM Computing Classification System: GeneralLiterature_REFERENCE(e.g.,dictionaries,encyclopedias,glossaries)InformationSystems_INFORMATIONSTORAGEANDRETRIEVAL
free text keywords: I. Information treatment for information services, B. Information use and sociology of information
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