Scholarship Tracking Sites

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Strengths: Downloads
Citation Sources: Social science scholarly community
Content: Working papers uploaded into SSRN
Profile: Automatic
About: "Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.
 We now have hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions in Partners in Publishing that provide working papers for distribution through SSRN's eLibrary and abstracts for publication in SSRN's electronic journals."

Strengths: Social networking
Citation Sources: All web users
Content: Online sources + uploads by authors
Profile: Manual
About:"Our mission is to connect researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise. On ResearchGate they find what they need to advance their research. Here's how it works: share your publications, connect and collaborate with colleagues, get stats, and ask questions, get answers."  

Google Scholar Citations
Google Scholar
Strengths: Citation tracking
Citation Sources: All web users
Content: Documents, books, cases, & other online sources
Profile: Manual
About:"Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name." 

Hein Author Portal
Strengths: Citations
Citation Sources: Law scholarly community
Content: Documents, books, cases, & other online sources
Profile: Automatic
About:"This new feature displays a page which will showcase an author's articles and uses our ScholarCheck tool to determine an author's rank in HeinOnline."  

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Strengths: Citation management
Citation Sources: Mendeley users
Content: Online sources + uploads by authors
Profile: Manual
About:"Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device." 

Web of Science
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Strengths: Citation tracking
Citation Sources: Selected social science publications
Content: Web of Science database publications
Profile: None. Use an author name + institution search
About:"Web of Science is an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service maintained by Thomson Reuters that provides a comprehensive citation search."

Strengths: Profile System for all Duke faculty
Citation Sources: No citations. No downloads.
Content: Duke Law bibliography-based
Profile: Automatic through Goodson library
About:"Scholars@Duke features the research, scholarship and activities of Duke faculty members and academic staff. A research networking system, Scholars@Duke displays web profiles that summarize a person's roles at Duke and displays their connections with colleagues. Visitors can search for faculty members by name, keyword or subject area or anything on their profile. Profiles are created automatically for faculty members, populated with official Duke information, and customized by profile owners and their delegates." 

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KeyCite on Westlaw
Strengths: Citations
Citation Sources: Westlaw legal materials Content: Westlaw legal materials
Profile: None. Article level citing references.
About: "KeyCite®, the industry’s most complete, accurate, and up-to-the-minute citation service. You can use it to instantly verify whether a case, statute, regulation, or administrative decision is still good law, and to find citing references to support your legal argument."


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LexisNexis Shepard's® Citation Services
Strengths: Citations
Citation Sources: Lexis-Nexis legal materials
Content: Lexis-Nexis legal materials
Profile: None. Article level citing references
About: "Keeping pace with legal authority requires proven resources you can trust. For generations, attorneys have relied on the Shepard’s® Citations Service for the clearest, most comprehensive picture of how courts have treated cases and statutes. "


Duke Law Scholarship Repository  
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Strengths: Downloads 
Citation Sources: None. All web users provide downloads.
Content: Open Access Scholarship
Profile: None. Bibliography through Goodson Library.
About: "Duke Law School has been long known for its leadership in electronic publication of legal scholarship and active promotion of open access to legal information. In 1998, Duke Law began making the full text of its student-edited print journals freely available on the Law School’s website. The Law School’s Faculty Scholarship Repository was launched in 2005 to maximize open access to the scholarly works of our faculty and affiliates. The repository is a joint project of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library and the Law School’s Academic Technologies and Communications departments."