A number of tools allow researchers track the evolution of an idea or an author's work by examining scholarly citation behavior and locate where an article has been cited. Finding out "who cited whom" allows you to expand on your literature review, find interdisciplinary connections, and more.
Why do cited reference searching?
- •Follow a publication forward in time
- •Track the history of a research idea
- •Explore how a research topic is being used to support other research
- •Locate current research based on earlier research
- • Document the impact of research for faculty tenure/C.V.
The following are selected examples of bibliographic databases with the ability to search cited references:
The above record is cited in PMC. See below for example of citing articles in Pubmed.