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Search Citations

Look for more current articles that cite an older paper you've already found. If you have a perfectly relevant piece of research from 2001, articles that have that paper in their bibliographies are likely to be more recent updates about the same topic.

Here's how you do it:

  1. On the opening search page, choose the Cited Reference Search link above the search boxes.
  2. Enter the name of the author of your article as shown, always with the asterisk! If the last name is a common one and the author uses his or her middle initial, you should include it: Mobley C* Haller WJ*
  3. Fill in the Cited Year - the year the article that you found was published.
  4. Click on Search
  5. Look for the Cited Work that matches the journal title you have and the page number, if there is more than one. Click on View Record next to the correct article*.
  6. Click on the number next to Times Cited to bring up the links to all of the articles that have that paper in their bibliographies. Now you can jump back and forth from citation to citation.

*If the correct Cited Work listing does not have a View Record link:

  1. Click the Select box next to the author's name for that listing
  2. Click on the Finish Search button to bring up all of the articles that cite that original paper.

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