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Alternatives to Google Scholar and Web of Science: Home

New Alternatives -- for comprehensive searches and as citation index

Compare to APPsearch, Google Scholar, Web of Science, ProQuest Central, and PubMed.

Also, consider using as citation index, as alternative to Web Of Science (or Scopus, which we do not subscribe to).

One drawback -- We do not have these set up for (Find@ASU) linking to full text.  You have to find full text on your own.

Dimensions, Lens, and Unpaywall

How it works, Variables

Usability, presentation



Title/Abstract/Keywords or full text

Ranking results

Screening less reputable journals

Citation analysis

Alternative impact metrics

Linking to open access versions

Current Library status


Health Sciences Librarian

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John Wiswell