2.1.4 Merging results
If you think that one or more separate result items really refer to a single article or book, you can merge them in the results list. You do this by dragging one item and dropping it onto another; the resulting item has a small "double document" icon (see screen shot below). An easy way to find duplicates is by sorting the publications by title, publication, author or year.
This process can be repeated as often as you like. However, you cannot merge a merged title with another merged title. Hence, you will first need to establish which title you will use as a master record and merge all “stray” citations into that master record.
In all cases, the following apply:
- The merged information uses the title, authors, etc. information from the target item (the one onto which the other items are dropped).
- The merged item's total citations are the sum of all constituent items. The citation metrics are updated accordingly.
- The merge persists until you perform the Lookup [Direct] command on the parent query.
- You can un-merge the item by right-clicking on the item and choosing Split Citations from the popup menu.