Answered By: Reed Lowrie
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2017     Views: 412

This is not easy to find! The h-index is calculated within the Web of Science. To get to the Web of Science, follow this path:

http://library.harvard.edu

Click on "Databases" on the black bar at the top.

On the Databases page, there's a Major Databases list. Choose "Web of Science" from this menu.

Once you're at the Web of Science you can search for the author's h-index by choosing "Author" from the Basic Search drop-down menu. Enter the last name and initial(s) (don't enter a first name). You'll get a list of articles matching the criteria. If it's not an unusual name, you'll probably need to find an article by the correct author, click on the article's title to get to the full record, and then click on his/her hyperlinked name to get a list of all that author's publications.

It's from this list that you can get the h-index. At the top of the list of results, to the right, you'll see a link that says "Create Citation Report". This brings up a page of graphs and citation numbers, one of which is the h-index. It's the last item listed in the right-hand column.

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