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Citation Searching (in brief)

Citation searching is as simple as following a trail.  By identifying valuable sources that have been cited in one work, you can track back to those sources, and identify the sources that they used.  OR, if you find a valuable article that is older, you can track forward and discover who has cited that article.  There are two methods for this:

*Hand searching: Looking through bibliographies and references lists in books and journals (only allows you to search backwards)

*Index searching: Using databses designed for this purpose that create connections for you that you can follow by clicking (and you can search backwards and forwards)

Citation Searching

Web of Science 

Provides citations covering over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences

Quick Tour of Web of Science


Google Scholar

Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites

Customize google scholar at Pacific

Quick Tour of Google Scholar