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I Need To Know Who Has Cited A Work

Find out how many times the article has been cited with Google Scholar or library databases Web of Science (for all disciplines but leans towards the sciences),  Scopus (for all disciplines but leans towards the sciences), or HeinOnline (law).

Note: Stick with Web of Science, Scopus, or HeinOnline if you only want to see what other scholarly articles have cited an article. Google Scholar lists more than articles that have cited a work, for example, presentations, conference proceedings, etc.

 

Finding Citations in Google Scholar

Search for the article title. At the bottom of the record, click the "Cited by" link to go to a list of works that have cited the article you searched for.

screenshot of article record in google scholar with Cited By link highlighted

 

 

Finding Citations in Web of Science

In Web of Science, to sort results by citation frequency sort by "Times Cited - highest to lowest."

screenshot of web of science sorted by times cited

When looking at a single information record in Web of Science, you can view who has cited the record in the "Times Cited" box in the upper right.

screenshot of record in web of science with Times Cited highlighted

 

Finding Citations in Scopus

In Scopus, to sort results by citation frequency find the "Sort on" option at the upper right of the results page and select "Cited by."

screenshot of scopus sorted by "Cited By"

 

When looking at a single information record in Scopus, you can view who has cited the record in the "Cited by" box in the upper right. 

screenshot of scopus record with "citing documents" highlighted

 

Finding Citations in HeinOnline

For law and political science, to sort results in HeinOnline by citation, choose "Number of Times Cited by Articles." To see the articles that have cited the record, click "Cited by" to the right of the record.

screenshot of HeinOnline with sorting by citation and "cited by" highlighted