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Find articles, books, and learning opportunities in physics and astronomy

Citation tracking

Find article and author citations in the three big citation databases: Google ScholarWeb of Science, and Scopus. Create accounts in these resources to set up automatic citation alerts.

  • Create a profile in Google Scholar (called, My Citations) to keep track of when your own works are cited.
  • Learn about profiles, citations, and other metrics from the impact measurements subject guide.

Tracking publications

  • Subscribe to the table of contents of journals using JournalTOCs.
  • Set up search alerts in the different databases to find out when new articles are published on your topic.
  • Retraction Watch is keeping track of papers withdrawn journals.

Social networking

  • Join a social networking site, such as ResearchGate and LinkedIn, to follow researchers of interest and contribute to the scholarly conversation.
  • Follow researchers and associations or societies on social media.

Communities, associations, and societies

Join and follow an online community, association, or society:


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