Citation Tracking

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 three databases that allow you to easily do this: Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar. 

Web of Science

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

  • 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 track references and papers citing an article.

  • 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.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can also be used to track papers citing an article.

  • Enter the title of your article of interest
  • Find it in the list of results
  • Look for Cited by XXX under the article title

Caveat: Not all of the citing article may be in Google Scholar.

 

Content last updated: October 1, 2020