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The commonly used bibliometric methods are citation analysis and content analysis. Content analysis or textual analysis is methodology used in the library science for studying the content of communication. Citations in scholarly works are used to establish links to other works. It is one of the most widely used methods of biblio and studies reference to and from documents Citation analysis reveals interesting information about knowledge producers in terms their information seeking behavior and usage of various information sources. It can highlight the familiarity, awareness and usage of knowledge producers regarding the online and print formation sources. Citation analysis examines the frequency, patterns and graphs of citations in articles and books (Garfield, 1983). This chapter satisfies the objective set for the study i.e. “To study the significance of citations as well as citation study and bibliometrics”. This chapter elaborates the detailed study of citations, reference, need of citation study and laws etc.