Citation Searching

Citation Searching

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

Examples:

Web of Science    
       Select Cited Reference Search from top tool bar.
You have the article
      Gunn, C.M and A. Johri 2011.  "News and knowledge capital", Review of Economic Dynamics  14:1: 92-101

       Enter one author in cited author box
             Gunn C*  (use surname, first initial and truncation symbol)          
       Retrieve abbreviation of journal name from list provided, and enter year of publication.  
              REV ECON DYNAM
              2011

From the list, select the article and click on Finish Search at the top of the list.
Results show the article has been cited 13 times - the most recent in  2017.
      
Note the option Create Citation Alert to be notified of any future citings of this article.

Scopus
       Choose Author Seach from top tool bar.
       Enter author's name and affiliation if known
             Khalaf L*  Carleton University
       Select displayed result.  On right hand side all published articles by the author will be listed.  Click on article for citing references.

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

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 Summon, 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: February 14, 2019