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Last Updated: May 11, 2016     Views: 17

Citation searching (also known as cited reference searching) allows you to search the literature; starting from your known reference; to locate new articles which cite your known reference in their bibliographies (the list of references usually found at the end of chapters or journal articles).

Citation searching also allows you to see how many times a particular author or article has been cited by others.

Go to ISI Web of Science

  • Expand the drop down menu under 'Basic Search'
  • Choose the 'Cited Reference Search'
  • Conduct your search

Go to Business Source Complete

  • Hover over 'More' in the orange bar across the top of the page.
  • Click on 'Cited References.'
  • You can search by author or by title; source; and keyword to get cited references.

SocIndex plus Text (available via EBSCO)--hover over 'More' in the orange bar at the top of the page and click on 'cited references.'

Google Scholar also includes the capacity to see articles that cite a particular work. Just search for the work; then click on Cited by (number) in the results.

To organize your citations; see University of Illinois Library; Urbana-Champaign; Online Reference Collection--click on Citation Management Tools.

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