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Web of Science: Cited Reference Searching

Conducting a Cited Reference Search

Cited reference searching allows you to view all articles that have cited a published work. Follow the steps below to conduct a cited reference search, and watch the cited reference search demo to see a search in action.

On the Web of Science homepage, click on the drop-down next to Basic Search and select Cited Reference Search.


Search by author, work, year, volume, issue, page, or title of a published work. Click Search.


Select the references, including variants, that you want to include in your search, then click "Finish Search" to display your results.


You are taken to a list of the articles that have cited the article you searched. You can browse these or select Create Citation Report to view more details about the citing articles.


Cited Reference Search Demo

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