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University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at USF St. Petersburg campus is open for reduced hours.
 Please use the button below to find out everything you need to know.


Faculty Promotion and Tenure Metrics

Journal Metrics

Book Metrics

Citing references

More and more databases are adding cited references to their content; however, Web of Science and Google Scholar remain the primary sources available through the USF Libraries.  There will be overlap between the databases but it pays to check each source since they all tend to have unique cited items.  In addition, many of the larger journal publishers have now added citing references to their online article pages.

Electronic Alerts

Many of the journal publishers allow you to set up electronic alerts so that you will be sent the Table of Contents whenever a new issue is published.  This is a great way to keep up with journals in your field of study.

In additiona, many databases also allow you to set up search alerts that will email you a notification if a new item has been added that meets your search criteria or if a new article has cited a work that you would like to follow.  

Most of these resources require you to set up a free login account to use these features.  Check the "help" features in any database or journal site to see if e-alerts are provided.

For assistance in setting up e-alerts, contact a Poynter Librarian.

H-Index and more

Several tools are available that allow you to calculate your H-index and get more information on the impact of your research.