Citation mining occurs when you find a relevant, useful item you can use to find more resources. All you need is one good article or book to begin.
Look at the reference list or bibliography of an article/book that you read that you found relevant and useful. Chances are, several of the resources cited by the authors will also be of interest to you.
Depending on whether or not the CORE Library has access to the resource you are looking for, you may need to try more than one of the below steps to get your resource.
Feel free to ask the CORE Library for more help.
Thanks to the TRU Library at Thompson Rivers University for these search tips.
Databases run by EBSCO have a purple star attached to articles that indicates how that article has been used. Follow the link and click on "Citations" to see other articles that have cited this one. The other "metrics" (social media, captures, and usage) are other ways of measuring how people use articles.
Because Google Scholar has such a large number of articles, the "cited by" tool is particularly strong. Search for your article in Google Scholar and look for the "cited by" link to get a list of articles.
If you've found an article in PubMed Central, look for the "cited by", typically contained within a yellow box, to see what other articles in the PMC have cited the one you seek.
Keep in mind...
A particular author may have written many articles and/or books on a topic that interests you. Search in the CORE Library, Google Scholar, or the database you are in for their name and limit to "author" to find these publications. You may have to try different variations of their name. For example, if you wanted to find all the articles written by NIcholas A. Cummings, you might have to try:
If a journal title catches your eye, you can search or browse through the journal to find relevant articles, known as "handsearching." Search for the title of the journal under the "Journals and eBooks" tab of any search results page. You will be able to browse titles of articles in specific issues, and often you can search within the journal for your keywords.
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