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dc.contributor.authorBeatty, John
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-15T20:30:37Z
dc.date.available2020-04-15T20:30:37Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-19
dc.identifier10.1080/0270319X.2020.1738198
dc.identifier.citation39 Legal Ref. Servs. Q. 56 (2020)
dc.identifier.issn1540-949X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/81767
dc.description.abstractTraditional citation sources, such as Web of Science, index limited numbers of law journals. Consequently, although not designed for generating scholarship citation metrics, many law scholarship citation studies use law-specific databases like Westlaw or LexisNexis to gather citations. This article compares citation metrics derived from Web of Science and Westlaw to metrics derived from Google Scholar and HeinOnline’s citation tools. The study finds that HeinOnline and Westlaw generate higher metrics than Web of Science, and Google Scholar generates higher metrics than both. However, metrics from all four sources are highly correlated, so rankings generated from any may be very similar.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectcitation databases
dc.subjectrankings
dc.subjectcitation analysis
dc.subjectresearch metrics
dc.subjectbibliometrics
dc.subjectunique citations
dc.subjectcitation overlap
dc.subjecth-index
dc.titleCitation Databases for Legal Scholarship
dc.typeArticle
dc.typeText
dc.typePostprint


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