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Resources for University of Houston students, faculty and researchers in Education

Records in Web of Science

1. Start from the Libraries Homepage. Or use the link below to proceed to Web of Science directly and skip to step 4.

2. Select the databases tab, then select the letter W.

3. Select Web of Science

4. At the top of your screen, just below your tabs you'll see the link for the Author finder as shown below. Click on this.

Web of Science's main page, showing the Author Finder next to the default search tab

5. Enter your full surname and initials that you usually publish under in the Author finder search field.

6. On the results page you have 3 options:

A. Select the number in the "Records" Column next to your name. This will take you to a list of all the records they have under your name.

B. Select the A sampling of Publications from this Author. This will provide a quick listing of titles from the publication list they have for that name. This can help you verify that you've got the right name (in the case of multiple authors with the same initials).

C. Check the boxes next to all the names that match you (you can generally tell which are yours based on the sample journal titles that they indicate you've published in, but you can verify article titles if you have a common name by using B above).

7. Once you've selected all the names that match your publications, select the 'View Records' button

the view records button

You'll be taken to a listing of the records available under the name(s) you selected.

8. At the top right corner of the results list you'll see these 2 options:

The analyze results and create citation report buttons

'Analyze Results" will allow you to see distinct authors from the set of records (i.e. Co-authors).

'Create Citation Report' will give you more of the analytics that you're looking for.

This includes charts with annual publication and citation rates, data about thsoe citations, your h-index, and a break down of the citations each article received in a given year.

Records in Scopus

Scopus has a decent amount of education coverage that often doesn't overlap with Web of Science. It's a good idea to check here to see if any of your work has picked up citations that Web of Science did not. However, if you've been publsihing for a long time, your older articles won't be well covered here.


1. Start from the Libraries Homepage. Or use the link below to proceed to Scopus directly and skip to step 4.

2. Select the databases tab, then select the letter S.

3. Select Scopus

4. You will be on the main page of Scopus. To access author citation information you'll need to select the "Author Search" from the top of the Search Box as shown below.


The author search tab is selected in scopus and shows how to put the family name in the field marked 'last name' and initials in the field marked 'intials or first name' as well as putting university of houston in the affiliation field.


5. In the resulting search box, enter your name and then "University of Houston" in the affiliation field and hit search.


6. On the resulting page you have several options.

A. You can check the box next to your name and select one of the 3 options at the top of the list.

The show documents,  view citation overview, and request to merge authors buttons

Show Documents: will list the documents that they have assigned to the author names you select. These listings will also give you access to links to the documents that have cited your articles as well.

View Citation Overview: will give you data on your citations since 1996. This includes your h-index, listings of all your documents and when they've been cited, including the chance to remove self citations from the data.

Request to Merge Authors: will initiate a request to combine 2 or more author records you've selected. This is particularly important if you've found yourself listed twice (happens with institutional or name changes for example) and wish to merge your stats (and get credit for all of them!).

B. You can click on one of the options next to the author name(s) that looks like this:

The buttons for documents under that name and show last title

The first icon with the number will show you the documents they have listed for that name.

The second icon will show you the last title in that list (helpful to verify if that name is actually referring to you!).


C. You can click on the author name.

This will take you to an author profile. You can verify the names you write under, the institutions you have worked for while publishing, as well as quickly access publication history information like numbers of documents, citations, references, co-authors etc.