Authors will list the books and journal articles they themselves have referred to in their research, and these are known as cited references or citations. Scopus, SciFinder Scholar and Web of Science store these references, and enable you search them. This way you can identify articles which have made a reference to a particular book or journal article.
This method of searching is the only means of searching forward from an older article or book by an author that you know about, to more recent publications on the same subject which have cited that author.
- In Web of Science, first select the "Cited Reference Search" option. An extensive tutorial is available.
- In Scopus, you must first perform a search for the articles or authors for which you want to see the citations. On the results list or the author selection list, select the references or authors you want and then click the button. Consult the Scopus help files for more information.
- In Scifinder, perform a search and view the article for which you want to search citations using the button. Then click the "get related" button at the bottom of the reference window. From the next menu, select the "Citing references" option to get references that cite the selected document.
|Wageningen Digital Library, 3 January, 2008|