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.
- 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.