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dc.contributor.authorDe Groote, Sandra L.
dc.contributor.authorRaszewski, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-17T19:39:10Z
dc.date.available2012-12-17T19:39:10Z
dc.date.issued2012-11
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDe Groote SL, Raszewski R. Coverage of Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science: A case study of the h-index in nursing. Nurs Outlook. 2012 Nov-Dec;60(6):391-400. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2012.04.007.
dc.identifier.issn0029-6554
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/9639
dc.descriptionNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nursing Outlook. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in PUBLICATION, 60(6): 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2012.04.007en_US
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: This study compares the articles cited in CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science (WOS), and Google Scholar and the h-index ratings provided by Scopus, WOS, and Google Scholar. METHODS: The publications of 30 College of Nursing faculty at a large urban university were examined. Searches by author name were executed in Scopus, WOS, and POP (Publish or Perish, which searches Google Scholar), and the h-index for each author from each database was recorded. In addition, the citing articles of their published articles were imported into a bibliographic management program. This data was used to determine an aggregated h-index for each author. RESULTS: Scopus, WOS, and Google Scholar provided different h-index ratings for authors and each database found unique and duplicate citing references. CONCLUSIONS: More than one tool should be used to calculate the h-index for nursing faculty because one tool alone cannot be relied on to provide a thorough assessment of a researcher's impact. If researchers are interested in a comprehensive h-index, they should aggregate the citing references located by WOS and Scopus. Because h-index rankings differ among databases, comparisons between researchers should be done only within a specified database.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjecth-indexen_US
dc.subjectnursingen_US
dc.subjectcitation analysisen_US
dc.titleCoverage of Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science: A case study of the h-index in nursing.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationDe Groote SL, Raszewski R. Coverage of Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science: A case study of the h-index in nursing. Nurs Outlook. 2012 Nov-Dec;60(6):391-400. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2012.04.007.en_US


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