Using cited reference search

Introduction Top

This activity helps you to put cited reference searching in practice

Activity – conduct a cited reference search Top

  1. Choose a seminal journal article in your research area.
  2. Conduct an article title / cited reference search in Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science.
  3. Find the 'Cited by' link and click it to display the literature citing your article
    [At this point you could select relevant items, save the search or export the results to Endnote]
  4. Compare the results from each tool to consider which citation database(s) are best for your research.

Summary Top

Cited reference search is a functionality of an increasing number of databases. Use it for a quick set of results with great currency for your literature review, or for advanced analysis, comparison and tracking.