Is there any way to tell how many times a prof's work has been cited? I don't want to be forced research some nut's theory that is far-removed from what is mainstream, well-tested, etc. Or, should I not have to worry about this at all? (I'm in a terminal Master's program @ U-Minn Duluth (no PhD program...very nice), doing research for someone I think is pretty well respected...very fortunately). Should I even be worrying about this? I'm just wondering, because as an undergraduate I was strongly influenced by the perspective of a total nut-job, and therefore severely isolated myself from the other professors, and even from the very way the world worked. (Long story...just justifying my paranoia).