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I have a long list of papers in a word file and I want to quickly retrieve how often each of them has been cited to get a quick (although of course somewhat rough) idea of which ones are the most influential. Is there a tool that allows to retrieve for a list of papers from e.g. Google Scholar the number of times each of them has been cited? I would prefer not to have to check manually for each paper on Google Scholar.

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One solution to programmatically retrieve Google Scholar results is scholar.py (open source, BSD license), which is

a Python module that implements a querier and parser for Google Scholar's output. Its classes can be used independently, but it can also be invoked as a command-line tool.

Amongst other things, it can fetch the number of citations of an article.