Answered By: Dawn Wong
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2020     Views: 12

First, to get to the InCites database, you can start from our library homepage, click on the Databases link under the main search bar, then search for: InCites. You should see a link to the database: InCites from Web of Science (you will be prompted to login with your VT PID while accessing this off campus).

Once in the InCites from Web of Science database, you can change the Timespan to search for article within a specific time period. Use the pull down menu to select the time period, or select "Custom year range" to set your own time period.

The default Basis Search tab allows you to search for the following index categories: Topic, Title, Author, Publication Name, Year Published, etc., using the pull down menu.

There is also the Cited Reference Search tab, where you can search articles by the "Cited DOI" (chose your search category using the pull down menu), and also an Advanced Search tab option.

To find the number of citations of an author for a given time period using the default Basis Search tab:

Select your time period as indicated above under Timespan, then enter the name of the author (see below for examples), finally select the "Author" index category, using the pull down menu.

For Authors, enter the last name first followed by a space and the author's initials.

johnson m*

InCites is a customized, citation-based research analytics tool on the Web that enables you to evaluate institutional productivity and benchmark your output.

Use the tab at the top of the InCites from Web of Science database to navigate to the InCites database. Requires registration using your VT email address.

For further information about InCites, see the following Research Guide: Citation Metrics, or the following YouTube video link for InCites Benchmarking & Analytics: Quick Tour.

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