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Research - Step by Step: Citation Tracking

How to find scholarly resources in the Steelman Library

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Databases with Citation Tracking

Citation Tracking

Citation tracking is a way to trace the scholarly impact of a specific research study or author's work. It can be an effective way to use a "landmark" or influential article to find more recent, related articles that cite that article. It also can be an effective way to track who has subsequently cited the work of a leading scholar in a particular field.

Databases/Search Engines

  • EBSCOHOST -- Use the "Cited References" search to find out how many times a specific article or author has been cited in the database.
  • Google Scholar -- Search results that have been cited by others will have a link that says "Cited by [number]." Results can be inconsistent.
  • JSTOR -- Select "article locator" and search by author name and/or parts of the title. Click on the article title to see the number of times cited in the database (on the right). Most current publications not included.
  • Proquest Research Library -- Click on "advanced search" and do a "Citation and Document Text Search." Find the author's name in footnotes by typing the author's last name.

Journal Publishers - (You cannot get free full text from these websites)

  • Cambridge University Press -- There is no citation searching on this site per se, but you can enter name of full name of the author in "full text" text box to get results.
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect -- Click the "Search tab. Enter the name of the author and choose "References" from the drop-down menu.
  • Sage Premier -- Click on "advanced search." Type the title of the article in the search box  and select the "References" field from the drop-down box. Click Go and you will get a list of articles that have use your article in their references.
  • SpringerLink Journals -- There is no citation searching on this site per se, but you can enter name of full name of the author in "full text" text box to get results.
  • Wiley InterScience -- Enter the name of the author and choose "References" from the drop-down menu.
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