Answered By: University of Illinois Library
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2017     Views: 22

Citation searching (also known as cited reference searching) allows you to start searching using a known reference to locate new articles which cite your known reference in their bibliographies. Below are examples of a few places you can perform a cited reference search.

Please see our guide on Cited Reference Searching for more information.

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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