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Now licensed: Impact Factors & Journal Citation Reports

UC campuses now have access to JCR as part of a CDL consortial license.

Thomson Reuters notes that Journal Citation Reports® offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles and cited references, JCR Web helps to measure research influence and impact of research journals and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. JCR is available in Science and Social Sciences editions.

Nota Bene: Definition of terms, details on how the metrics are calculated, and information on the validity, manipulation, and misuse of Impact Factors are provided at the following Wikipedia entry: (

Help Available: All BioAg library classes on literature searching now include a section on using this new resource. Sign up for a BioAg class (

You may also request an appointment with a BioAg librarian subject specialist by e-mailing or by calling the BioAg Reference Office, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm at (530) 752‑6196

Don't know who your BioAg librarian subject specialist is? Consult the directory of Librarian Subject Specialists (

Published: February 9, 2009


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