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What is Cited Reference Searching?
Cited reference searching is the process of seeking instances in which an article, book, journal, or particular author is cited in another work. Gathering a citation's impact can help the researcher:
- determine the impact of an article, book, journal, or author in the research of a given field of study
- identify suitable journals in which to publish
- monitor latest research in a particular field
- identify potential research partners.
example graph of an author's citations per year
Determining a Citation's Impact
Cited Reference Search
To determine how many times an author has been cited in other published works, try Google Scholar.
The following PDF guides from the University of Iowa include step-by-step instructions for cited reference searches in the following databases.