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Module B (1) Background Information
Module B (2) Different Research Tools
Module B (3) Databases

FirstSearch (OCLC)
ISI Web of Science
Module B (4) Research on the Internet



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STEP 3: Understanding your search results

First, let's decipher the meaning of "Times Cited counts are for all databases and all years, not just for your current database and year limits"

What this means is that there are three ISI products: (1) the Science Citation Index, (2) the Social Science Index, and (3) the Arts & Humanity Index.

For example: In the first row, A. Leopold's 1949 Sand County Almanac is cited 532 times.

If you check the box right next to this row, then click FINISH SEARCH, you will get a different number of times the work has been cited.

When it is indicated that Hits are for all references, they are for all three ISI products. Therefore, when you see the number 532 as on the first set of Hits, it means this particular work is cited 532 times in all three products.

This particular work "Sand County Almanac," has many sets of Hits. If you look at the column titled "Page," you will see that the page number varies. There are various citation styles out there. In some citations a different version of author's name is cited, but represents the same author. For example: Leopold A is same as Leopold AS.

All of these are variants and are cited as the number of times indicated.

Overall, the "Sand County Almanac" published at 1949 has been cited 611 times by the three different ISI Citation Indexes.

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