Cited Reference Searching

Posted by Celia Walter | 21 Jun, 2010

Cited Reference Searching allows you to begin with a reference for an item you have read and then search for other publications which have been published since that item,  which have cited that original source.

Why Can It be Useful? 

  • if the reference you began with was highly relevant to your research, then it's likely that other publications which have cited that item will also be relevant to your research
  • to track the development of a theory over a period of years
  • to identify core researchers in a field
  • to understand the impact of a work
  • to check how many times your own articles have been cited!

What Databases Can I Use For This? [besides the ISI web of Science citation databases]

From University of Prince Edward Island.

Created 12-January-2010
Revised 16-June-2010 by:
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