Why located cited works?
- Researchers may want to know how many times their own work has been referenced, or how gauge how often a journal has been cited, before submitting a work to it for publication.
- While researching, using cited works as a tool is an easy way to dig deeper into relevant sources, including ones that may not show up easily in databases (such as unpublished works or datasets).
- Using cited works can point a researcher into new directions or new disciplinary areas to pursue for their topic.
- By reviewing the cited works, a novice researcher will start to notice patterns of authors and works, and therefore, might start to recognize fundamental works and important researchers in their field.
Web of Science
To search for articles that cite a work, use the Cited Reference Search option in the Web of Science tab within Web of Knowledge.
1. Type in your search. You can search by
- Author name (i.e. SMITH AE)
- Work (journal abbreviations only, use the journal abbreviation list to check a title)
- Date range (default is 1983 - present)
2. Select which database(s) to search in the Current Limits section below the search tab: the Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and/or the Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
3. Clicking Search will display a list of references with author(s), bibliographic information for the work, and the number of times the work has been cited.
4. View citations for individual works by clicking View Record, or view multiple works by marking items and clicking Finish Search.
5. Cited articles can be located by clicking on the button. You can view the electronic full-text (if available), search print collections in the library catalog, or request the item through Illiad (Interlibrary Loan.)
To idenitfy a specific person, use the Author Finder in the Web of Science Tab next to Cited Reference Search.
Web of Science/Web of Knowledge Citation Maps
When viewing a record of an article, you will see an option on the right side of the screen to view a Citation Map.
The Citation Map tool allows you to view the citation history of the article forward (articles that cited the original article) or backwards (articles cited by original article).
You can also select how many generations you wish to view - e.g. 2 generations backward brings up articles the original article cited AND articles cited by those articles.