Cited Reference Searching
Cited Reference Searching - Library Databases
Searching for cited references is useful to locate current research based on earlier research, see how a particular research topic is being used to support other research, track the history of a research topic, or to track the research of a particular researcher.The method for doing a cited reference search varies slightly by database platform. The standard cited author format is last name, first initial. Some citations include the middle initial, so you may need to search both ways. If you know the title of the article that you want to search for citations to, add it to your search.
The following screen will appear. From here, we can search for citations to the research of Dr. Gary Sforzo - entering his name as Sforzo, GA
This search will produce a list of Dr. Sforzo's papers that have been subsequently cited in the SPORTDiscus database. From here, you can choose an article of interest and click "Find Citing Articles" to see the papers that cite the one you have selected.
Cited articles for selected article:
Clicking on the "Cited by" link will retrieve the articles that cite the article by Dr. Kacapyr.
ProQuest Research Library
Click "Add to Search"
Back on the advanced search screen click Search.
If the article has been cited by other documents in ProQuest databases, Cited by (N) will appear below the citation. Clicking on the "Cited by" will bring up a list of articles citing Dr. Gayeski.
Ebsco Databases with Citation Searching
- America: History & Life
- Business Source Premier (Under "More" tab)
- Communication & Mass Media Complete
- Historical Abstracts
- International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance
- LGBT Life with Full Text
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
- SocIndex with Full Text (Under "More" tab)
- SPORTDiscus with Full Text
- Once in the database, put the article title and/or author in the search box
- In the results list, click on the title for the item of interest
- This will take you to the full record for the item; looking at the right-hand column, scroll the page down until you see the box labeled "Cited by # PubMed Central Articles" (Note: if the right-hand column does not have the "Cited by" box, assume that no PubMed Central articles have cited this article.)
- Each item in the "Cited by" list will be linked to its full record within PubMed; that record will provide a link to the full text.