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What is a Cited Reference Search?

Last Updated: May 22, 2014  |  20 Views
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A Cited Reference Search will help you locate the number of times a scholarly journal article appears in the bibliography or works cited list of another article.  It tells you who cites the article and in which journals. This information will help you identify important articles on your subject. It is also useful in preparing tenure files.

Recommended places to start a cited reference search are Web of Science, Scopus & Google Scholar (AU Edition).  Web of Science and Scopus are databases that can be accessed via the library's homepage "Start Your Research" > Search Databases > Databases A-Z. The AU Edition of Google Scholar is a search engine that will link to many AU scholarly databases and other scholarly materials.  It can be accessed via the library's homepage "Start Your Research" > Google Scholar (AU edition).

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