But that can be problematic: Some papers cite papers that are flawed simply to debunk them. And new research, even if it’s high-quality, may not be cited yet.
The impact factor measures how frequently a journal, not a paper, is cited.
When you want to make sure that your search engine is giving you the best results, you can use the strategies above, or you can continue to boost your results by using these more advanced research strategies: While more people use the Internet than ever before for their research, this is not without its troubles.
The Internet contains valuable information, but it also contains information that has not been well-researched.
Now that you know how a search engine basically operates, you can begin to see how you need to work with the search engine to find the pages and Web sites you need for your individual research.
Though you might have a clear idea in mind of the questions you need to answer, you need to work with the search engine to ensure you can find the best possible information.
Citations as a measure of impact How do you know if a paper is impactful?
Some scholars use the number of times the paper has been cited by other scholars.
This tip sheet will briefly discuss the resources we use.
Google Scholar Let’s say we’re looking for papers on the opioid crisis.