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Journal Rankings, Citation Tracking and Management

How to find journal rankings, build a record of your scholarship and manage citations used in your research.

Access to Web of Science

Due to the high cost of the subscription and budget limitations, the Nimitz Library canceled its subscription to Web of Science on December 31, 2015.  Several area institutions subscribe to Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and offer  non-affiliated users access to their databases from within their libraries. It is a good idea to call ahead to make sure their subscriptions are active.

University of Maryland, College Park
Library Website: https://www.lib.umd.edu 
Phone: (301)-405-0800
Web of Science: Yes
Journal Citation Reports: Yes
Visitor Access Policy: On campus, anyone can access the databases from public computers. Visitors must obtain a guest account at any campus library Circulation Desk. Photo ID is required (driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport, military ID, school ID, or other institutional ID with photo and unique identifying number). 

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Library Website: https://library.umbc.edu/library
Phone: (410)-455-2346
Web of Science: Yes
Journal Citation Reports: Yes

Visitor Access Policy: Visitors must register for a guest account at the library, which will allow them to log into the library computers and access databases.   Visitors must furnish a photo ID (drivers license, state ID, or any ID that has a name and picture).

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Catholic University
Library Website: https://libraries.cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5070
Web of Science: Yes
Journal Citation Reports: Yes

Visitor Access Policy: Visitors unaffiliated with the university must show a current Photo ID and sign in when entering the libraries. 

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American University
Library Website: https://www.american.edu/library
Phone: 202-885-3238
Web of Science: Yes
Journal Citation Reports: Yes

Visitor Access Policy: Visitors must bring a photo ID and stop at the Borrowing desk to pick up a one day log in and password for access to the computers and databases.  

Web of Science Alternatives

Google Scholar Metrics; ranks journals across disciplines according to h-5 index

Eigenfactor.org: ranks journals according to eigenfactor and article influence indexes 

Ulrich’s Periodical Directory:  provides publishing and indexing information