Creating a Google Scholar Citation Profile
Google Scholar Citations is a good way to keep track of who is citing your writings/research. It will keep track of journal articles, books, chapters in books, dissertations, conference papers and just about anything you have that appears on the web.
To set up a profile you will need a Google account. As UNC Faculty you already have one associated with your 49er credentials.
- Start by going to scholar.google.com
- Click on either My Citations or Sign in in the menu bar at the top of the screen. Sign in with your 49er credentials. You may have to use your full UNCC email address. If you are take to another UNC Charlotte login/authentication screen sign in using your regular credentials (username and password).
- Click on My Citations. If it's the first time you are using this feature it will walk you through the profile set-up and adding articles.
- Click on the + Add button and select your articles.
- You can add an item manually by clicking the + Add button and then clicking Add article manually in the left column.
After you have added all of you items citation and impact information will appears in the upper right corner of the screen. Take some time to understand exactly what the different categories are assessing. Unlike Web of Science, Google Citations is trying to measure the impact of your scholarship. As with all of these types of measurements it has its pluses and minuses.