Answered By: Moon Library
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2016     Views: 1284

You can use 2 different databases in our databases list:

Web of Science or Scopus

In Scopus, you can search for the article you want to find (usually an article title or an author/journal title), and then see how many times it has been cited. This works best for articles that have been cited since 1996.  You can also search by a specific keyword and then sort using "cited by" and then make citation reports and charts. 

Web of Science is a little bit trickier but there are more features. In Web of Science, find the link near the top left that says "cited reference search" and locate the article (usually a title will work and you do not need to fill out all 3 fields) and then click on the record that is the one you want. The results will be a list of all the cited references. You can create reports to analyze the results. If you find the original article you can create a citation map which will show you several "generations" of citations. Web of Science includes citations from 1985-present.

This can be confusing if you aren't familiar with these databases. If you need individual assistance, please let one of our librarians know or stop by the reference desk.