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Locate impact factors and related measures, how to locate where and how often articles are cited, and how to create scholar profiles.
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Why located cited works?

  1. 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.

  2. 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is an easy way to dig deeper into relevant sources, including ones that may not show up easily in databases (such as unpublished works or datasets).  

  3. Using cited works can point a researcher into new directions or new disciplinary areas to pursue for their topic.

  4. 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. 

How do I locate cited works?

These databases and platforms can be used to locate where articles have been cited.

  • Web of Science  Icon
    Standard database for citation searching. In addition, WoS offers a visual Citation Map tool, Journal Impact Factors, and Author Citation Reports. See the Web Of Science tab for more information.
  • Google Scholar  Icon
    For more information using Google Scholar "cited by" feature, please see the Google Scholar page.
  • Ebsco databases  Icon
    Ebsco provides, in selected databases, a link to search for "Cited References" at the top of the screen. Also, in selected databases, the "Cited References" link in an article citation will allow you to find articles that have cited the article you are viewing. Ebsco has more information on these features.
  • Highwire Press  Icon
    Highwire Press offers the Citation Map feature, which brings up articles that are cited by, or cite, the original article.
  • Proquest  Icon
    While reviewing results, there will be a "Cited by" link under the article. Not available for all articles.
  • Science Direct  Icon
    Once the article has been located, click on the article title. The "Cited By" link will bring up other articles in Science Direct that have cited the original article.

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