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Assessing the Impact of Research: Tutorials

This guide will help you understand how to assess the impact of scholarly research, including explanations of terminology and assessment tools.


Many database publishers and some libraries have created tutorials to help you make better use of databases. The tutorials linked below focus on citation research.


ISI Web of Knowledge has a number of tutorials available in different languages on their Training web page at


EBSCOhost has a variety of tutorlals available on their site at

While most of the EBSCO tutorials cover many aspects of searching the databases, the Basic Searching for Academic Libraries tutorial has a brief segment on using Cited Reference searching that runs from 3:56-4:50.  You can view this tutorial at  Use the slider bar at the bottom of the screen to move forward to view the section on Cited Reference searching.