Have You Been Cited?

Sources for Finding Cited Authors

Scopus and the Web of Science, two prime sources for cited author references, provide access to a wide range of periodicals and some books. Other products, however, also offer searchable cited references, and include references in books and other non-periodical literature.

In searching cited authors, the search often depends on the citation style used in the articles that include the references: the Chicago Manual of Style, the APA 5th, the Modern Language Association (MLA) style, or other formats. Some databases have their own format, including the Web of Science, and the user must enter the search as the database instructions specify.

In many databases the user is searching the full text for an author and must use quotations marks to indicate a string of text. The search may retrieve both the author as author and the author as cited author. The search may also retrieve items in a bibliography as well as citations in notes.

To keep citations up to date (and for delivery of topic searches or tables of contents) you may wish to sign up for Journal Alerts.

SCOPUS, a product of Elsevier, is a citation database of peer-reviewed academic journal articles. Its vast database comprises of 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers (1995-present). Exporting data to Reference Managers such as Mendeley, RefWorks and EndNote, tracking citations with Citation Overview/Tracker, analyzing journal performance with Journal Analyzer and alternative journal impact metrics SNIP and SJR are some of its unique features.

Web of Science
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) -- 1955 to the present
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) -- 1898 to the present
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) -- 1975 to the present
Book Citation Index– Science (BKCI-S) --2005 to the present
Book Citation Index– Social Sciences & Humanities (BKCI-SSH) -- 2005 to the present

ABI/Inform
Advanced
Citation and Document text
Searches will retrieve the exact phrase entered
Search examples:
     "Ferrell, R. H."
     "Ferrell, Robert H."
     "Robert H. Ferrell"

ACLS Humanities E-Book
Full text search
Search examples:
     "Ferrell, Robert H." or Ferrell, Robert H.
     "Robert H. Ferrell" or Robert H. Ferrell
     R. H. Ferrell

ACM Digital Library
Search The ACM Digital Library
Advanced Search
Search in All Information
Desired Results: must have all of the words or phrases
In results, click on References
Searches will retrieve both articles by the searched authors and references
Search examples:
     "Gerard Salton"
     "J. Liu"
     "E. D. Green"
     "M. Brudno"
or Search Name or Affiliation:
In the list of articles, click on Citings
What shows are citing articles in the ACM database
Search examples:
     "Andrew Arnold"
     "J. C. Browne"

Amazon
Select books
Use the Look Inside function

Search examples:
     "Ferrell, R. H."
     "Ferrell, Robert H."
     "Jenny R. Saffran"
* The search returns books by the author searched along with books that have cited them; choose the books with "Look Inside" to find citations (or contributed chapters).

BioOne
Search
Select All Publications
Choose References
Use exact phrase
Search examples:
     Watson, J.
     Watson, J. C.
     C. A. Sincock

CiteSeerX
Advanced search
Author name
Check "include citations"
Click on "cited by for results
Search examples:
     Jenny Saffran
     Saffran, Jenny
or
Search text for autor's name in quotations
Remember to check "include citations"
Search examples:
     "robert h. ferrell"

EBSCO Academic Search
The cited reference search works in other EBSCO databases, but not all
The cited reference feature retrieves items within the EBSCO database, not outside it
Select: Cited References
Search
To view citing articles, mark checkboxes and click Find Citing Articles
Search examples:
     Ferrell, Robert H.
     Robert H. Ferrell
     Robert Ferrell
     Ferrell, Robert
      Ferrell, R. H

Electronic Book Collections
The Electronic Books page provides basic informaton about using collections of electronic books
For searching cited authors in the book collections, use variants of the author's name, with or without quotes
Search examples:
     Ferrell, Robert H.
     "Ferrell, Robert H."
     Robert H. Ferrell
     "Robert H. Ferrell"
     Ferrell, R H
     "Ferrell, R. H."

Emerald Fulltext
Go to Advanced
Search For: [author's name]
in: All Fields
Within results, click on References (in the HTML format) or open the pdf and view the document
Search examples:
     Hoyer, W.D
     Hoyer, W.
     Samuelson, Paul
     Paul Samuelson
     Paul A. Samuelson

Factiva
Searches will retrieve the exact phrase entered
Search examples:
     Ferrell, R. H.
     Ferrell, Robert H.
     Robert H. Ferrell

Google Books
Search the cited author's name
Search examples:
     "Ferrell, Robert H."
     "Ferrell, R. H."
     "Robert H. Ferrell"
     "R. H. Ferrell"

Google Scholar
Search the author's name
Within results, click on Cited by
Search examples:
     "Robert H. Ferrell"
     "Ferrell, Robert H."
     "R. H. Ferrell"
     "Ferrell, R. H."

Google Scholar Alerts
Using Google Scholar, search for one of your articles
For each article, click on "Cited by"
Click on the envelope icon in the upper left corner of Google scholar to set up an email alert
A message will be sent to your email account asking you to confirm the alert
Confirm the alert
You will receive an alert when someone cites the articles you selected

Google Scholar Citations
Create an Account
Log in
Use "My Citations" to track your citations and produce a report

Google Scholar Gadget
"A Google Scholar Universal Gadget which enables users to search for the total number of citations of author(s). It provides a total citation count, total number of cited publications and Jorge E. Hirsch's H-Index. "

Google Scholar and Publish or Perish
"Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations.
It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following statistics:
Total number of papers
Total number of citations
•Average number of citations per paper
•Average number of citations per author
•Average number of papers per author
•Average number of citations per year
•Hirsch's h-index and related parameters
•Egghe's g-index
•The contemporary h-index
•The age-weighted citation rate
•Two variations of individual h-indices
•An analysis of the number of authors per paper."

Hein Online
Search in the items under Law Journal Library
Search
Select Field Search
Author/creator
Use a last name or do a "phrase search"
Search examples:
     Gill, Barbara
Click on references in the list retrieved
At the top of the document click on "Articles that Cite this Document"

Highwire Press
Search
Phrase
Search examples:
     Watson, James D.
     Watson, J. D.
     James D. Watson
James D. Watson will also retrieve James D. Watson as an author or mention in the text

Journals@Ovid Fulltext
Use Find Citation
Within results, click on Find Citing References
Search examples:
     Watson, James
     Watson, James C.
     Watson, J. C.

JSTOR
Advanced Search
Full text
Search examples:
     "Ferrell, Robert H."
     "Robert H. Ferrell"
     "Ferrell, R. H"
     "R. H. Ferrell"
     "Ferrell 1994"
     "Robert Ferrell" ~1

LexisNexis Academic
select legal
In the search box put: footnotes (author)
Results will go to the cited references
Search examples:
     footnotes (Robert h. Ferrell)
     footnotes (Robert Ferrell)
     footnotes (Robert w/2 Ferrell)

MathSciNet
Set search to References in the dropdown menu
Search examples:
     Einstein, Albert
     Einstein, A.
     A. Novikoff

MetaPress
Find
Within all content
More Options
Search examples:
     "Budde, Emil"
     "Einstein, A."
     "Smith, W. J."

Microsoft Academic Search
You may search by author or title
For exact titles, enclose the title in quotation marks
For exact author names, enclose the author name in quotation marks
For each article, click on (Citations: ) to generate a list of articles that have cited the work

NetLibrary
Full text search
Search examples:
     "Ferrell, Robert H."
     "Ferrell, R. H."
     "R. H. Ferrell"

Oxford Journals Online
Under keywords, select Text | Abstract | Title option
Select Phrase
Search examples:
     Robert H. Ferrell
     Ferrell, R. H.
     R. H. Ferrell
     A. Einstein

Project Muse
Enter your terms in the search box
You may also add boolean operators to combine terms
Search examples:
     "Ferrell, Robert H."
     "Einstein, A."
     "Robert H. Ferrell"
     "L. Infeld"
     "Ferrell 1980"

PsycINFO
The cited reference search works in other ProQuest databases, but not all
Advanced
Select in the dropdown menu under More Options" References -- REF
Search examples:
      Smith, Linda A.
      Linda A. Smith
      Smith, Linda
      Linda Smith
      Graf Estes, K.
      Graf Estes, K. M.
or
Some ProQuest databases do not have the REF search option
For those, Go to advanced
Select Author search
Type in the authors name
In the results looking under each item for Cited by
Click on Cited by for a list of references
For example:
     Smith, Linda B.

PubMed
In PubMed, use the dropdown menu (set by default to All Databases) and select PMC
Click on Search, without entering any term.
Go to Advanced
In the pulldown menu under "Builder" select Reference Author
You may also add other terms in different fields in a second box
You may also show index list when you have chosen a name in Reference Author and you will see a list of authors with the name you are searching. Select one or more and the search engine will place the names in the search box and search those names.
Click on Search
The results showing are those articles in the PubMed Central Collection in which the "Reference Author" was cited

Sage Journals Online
Advanced
All Sage content
Select References from dropdown menu.
In each result, click on References or view full text
Not all Sage items are available
Search examples:
     Watson, J. C.
     Einstein, A.

Science Direct
Search Within dropdown menu choose References
Search examples:
     "Einstein, A."
     "A. Einstein"

Scitation
From dropdown menu, select Cited Author
Search examples:
     A. Quadeer
     J. P. Donnelly
     "J. P. Donnelly"
     J.P.›near/1‹ Donnelly
*You may limit by journal name and publication date *Searches are not always exact and my find all words, not necessarily the exact phrase, even with the quotation marks phrase search

SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts)
Create an account
Log in
Search
A subject is required
Combine subject and author name
Apply limiters, as desired
Show results
In results look for ~Citings

SpringerLink
Find
Within all content
More options
Full text
search
Search examples:
     "Einstein, A."

Wiley InterScience
Search All Content
Advanced Search
Choose References from the dropdown menu
Within results, click on References
Not all journals are available
Search examples:
     Watson
     DNA
     Cellular
Use Watson in "References" and word(s) from the cited author's article title in other Search boxes also set to "References"
The database will not search cited authors as Watson JV, only last names

jg    last revised 7/10/2014