Citation Searching

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

Examples:
While doing a search in Business Source Complete you find the following article

       Relationship between quality management practices and innovation by  Kim, D.-Y., V. Kumar and U. Kumar, Journal of Operations Management Volume 30, Issue 4, May 2012, Pages 295-315.
                     Cited References: (126) Times Cited in this Database: (34)

Scopus

       Choose Author Search from top tool bar.
       Enter author's name and affiliation if known
             Kumar Uma  Carleton
       Select displayed result to get a list published articles by the author.  Number of times citied appears on the right.  Note the option to "Follow this Aruthor" to receive notification of new entries.

Scopus reports the article listed above has been cited 151 times.

Web of Science    
       Select Cited Reference Search from top tool bar.
       Enter one author in cited author box
              Kumar U (use surname, first initial and truncation symbol)          
       Retrieve abbreviation of journal name from list provided, and enter year of publication.   J OPER MANAG 2012
       
From the list, select the article and click on Finish Search at the top of the list.
Results show the article has been cited 103 times - the most recent in  2018.
      
Note the option Create Alert to be notified of any future citings of this article.

Remember to see if an citing article has itself been cited.

Tips:
     1.  Look at all writings by a relevant author and co-authors.
     2.  Explore the bibliography of a relevant article for more articles.
     3.  Discover if the articles have been cited since publication.
      

 

Content last updated: February 14, 2019