Why track citations?
- To find out how often a publication is used/cited by other publications.
- To discover the impact of a particular idea/concept on later research.
- To expand your research and find more articles/resources on a topic.
Resources you can use to track citations
Web of Science
Web of Science includes the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Science Citation Index. Here's a screencast that shows you how to search for citations across all three indexes (best viewed in full screen mode):
Several Scholars Portal databases (e.g. PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, etc.) include "cited by" links for articles published in the last few years. Here is a screencast that shows you how to search for citations in Scholars Portal databases (best viewed in full screen mode):
Most search results in Google Scholar include "Cited by" links at the end of each search result. For example:
For more information...
...get in touch with your Liaison Librarian.