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Google Scholar data can be acquired using Publish or Perish (Harzing, 2008) that can be freely downloaded from http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm. A query for papers by Albert-László Barabási run on April 29, 2016 results in 280 papers that have been cited 92,213 times, see Figure 4.2k.

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Figure 4.2k: Publish or Perish search results for Albert-László Barabási and viewing barabasiPoP.csv

To save records, select 'File > Save' from menu and then choose the appropriate file format (.csv, *.enl, or *.bib) in the 'Choose File' pop-up window. All three file formats can be read by the Sci2 Tool. The result in all three formats named 'barabasi.' is also available in the respective subdirectories in 'yoursci2directory /sampledata/scientometrics/' and will be used later in this tutorial.
Data from Google Scholar can be used for the following types of analyses:

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Please note that before any of the following algorithms can be run, the Google Citation User ID Search algorithm must be run to retrieve the Google Citation User IDs.

Attach citation Citation Table from Google Scholar

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