Citation searching

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Use citation databases to find if a particular author and/or paper has been cited by other authors.

Examples:
Web of Science    
      
You have the article: 
    
Mkandawire, P (Mkandawire, Paul); Richmond, C (Richmond, Chantelle) ; Dixon, J (Dixon, Jenna) ; Luginaah, IN (Luginaah, Isaac N.) ; Tobias, J (Tobias, Joshua). (2013). Hepatitis B in Ghana's upper west region: A hidden epidemic in need of national policy attention. Health & Place 23 , 89-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.06.001

From the list, select the article and click on Finish Search at the top of the list.
Results show the article has been cited 9 times - the most recent in  2016.
      
Note the option Create Alert to be notified of any future citings of this article.   

Scopus
       Choose Author Search from top tool bar.

Enter author's name and affiliation if known
             Adesanmi, P

Click on the author’s name to get a list of publications and the number of times each has been cited. 
Select displayed result.  On right hand side all published articles by the author will be listed.
You may also scroll down to see the bibliography in the initial article.
When the author’s name is common and you don’t know the affliation, enter part of the title.

Google Scholar also tracks how many times an item is cited by other documents

Tips for effective searching -

  • If you find one relevant article for your reseach it can lead to other relevant papers by the following:
    using the databases, including the Library's search tool, look to find all papers & books published by the author or co-authors
  • explore the bibliography in the paper for sources
  • using Web of Science or Scopus, look for articles that cite the article you found.    Remember, some databases will also list citing articles but those lists are limited to the current database.  The Web of Science and Scopus are more comprehensive, with coverage from multiple databases. 
Content last updated: October 29, 2019