Citation Tracking

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Citation Tracking

Citation tracking is an important aspect of the research process.  You find a relevant article(s) and now you want to look at the sources cited by this  article(s).

There are two databases that allow you to easily do this: Web of Science and Scopus. 

Web of Science

Web of Science can be used to easily find and access the references in an article. 

  • Enter the title of your article of interest
  • On the dropdown menu on the right, select Title
  • Click Search
  • Click on the title of the article in the results list
  • Scroll down to the section entitled Other Information
  • Click on the number of Cited References to see the list of references for this article
  • Times cited refers to those paper who have cited this paper

Caveat: Not all references may be linked which means you may have to copy/paste the reference title into another database.

Scopus

Scopus can also be used to easily track and access an article's references.

  • Enter the title of your article of interest
  • On the dropdown menu on the right, select Title
  • Click the magnifying glass icon
  • Click on the title of the article in the results list
  • Scroll down to see the references for this paper
  • In the upper right hand corner there is a section Cited by... which will show the number of articles that have cited this article

Caveat: Scopus has more current content than Web of Science but less before 1996.  You may have to copy/paste titles into another database if they are not linked.

Content last updated: December 4, 2019