A Google Scholar Profile allows scholars to:
Good to know about Google Scholar:
Track citations to your publications
Check who is citing your publications.
Graph your citations over time.
Compute citation metrics.
View publications by colleagues
Keep up with their work.
See their citation metrics.
Appear in Google Scholar search results
View Google Scholar Profiles from your TXST colleagues:
You may find that the number of citations to your work in Google Scholar is higher than in other databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, or others.
In contrast to other databases, Google Scholar does not provide a list of the sources that it is searching to find citations to your work. There have been concerns about the quality of the citations that are counted as they may not originate from peer-reviewed literature. Google Scholar will count citations from online slide sets, reports, undergraduate essays, and other sources. Google Scholar may also not pick up citations from older content as it may not be available in a digital format.
Citations to some sources, for example, books, may be much better in Google Scholar because they are not covered in the other subscription bibliographic databases. The inclusion of citations to books can be very useful for researchers in which non-journal article outputs are more common.
No database is likely to be able to cover all outputs in all subjects. Bear this in mind when using citation data from different sources.