Citation Searching

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

Web of Science    

  • Select Cited Reference Search from top tool bar.
  • You have the article
    • Burstein, P.  2003   "The impact of public opinion on public policy: A review and an agenda."  Political Research Quarterly  Volume: 56   Issue: 1   Pages: 29-40
  • Enter the  author in cited author box
    • Burstein P*  (use surname, first initial and truncation symbol)          
  • Enter any other relevant information in search boxes eg. cited years(s)
  • From the list, select the article and click on Finish Search at the top of the list.
    • Results show the article has been cited 328 times - the most recent in Aug 2018.

Note the option Create Alert to be notified of any future citings of this article.


  • Choose Author Seach from top tool bar.
  • Enter author's name and affiliation if known
    • Pal L*
    • Enter Affiliation if known.
  • Select displayed result.  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.

Content last reviewed: September 6, 2018