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How to find documents that cite a given article

Databases with Citation Searching--Sorted by Subject Area

For detailed instructions on how to search within particular database interfaces, go to Citation Searching by Database Interface. Below is a list of Pace databases and free databases that offer citation searching.

Business/Economics

  • ABI/Inform (ProQuest)
  • Accounting & Tax (ProQuest)
  • Asian Business & Reference (ProQuest)
  • Banking Information Source (ProQuest)
  • CBCA Complete (ProQuest)
  • European Business (ProQuest)
  • RePEc

Communications

  • Communications and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)

Computer Science

  • ACM Digital Library
  • ArXiv
  • Computing (ProQuest)
  • CiteSeerX

Education

  • Career and Technical Education (ProQuest)
  • Education Journals (ProQuest)

General/Interdisciplinary

  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
  • Google Scholar
  • Research Library (ProQuest)
  • Sage Journals 

Humanities/Literature

  • America: History and Life  (EBSCO)
  • Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • International Index to Performing Arts  (ProQuest)
  • JSTOR
  • Religion (ProQuest)
Law/Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals (ProQuest)

Nursing and Medicine

  • CINAHL (EBSCO)
  • Family Health (ProQuest)
  • Health & Medical Complete  (ProQuest) 
  • Nursing & Allied Health Complete (ProQuest) 
  • ProQuest Health Management

Psychology

  • ProQuest Psychology
  • PsycARTICLES (EBSCO)
  • PsycINFO (EBSCO)

Science/Technology/Math

  • ACS - American Chemical Society Journals
  • ArXiv
  • Biological Science Collection (ProQuest)
  • Biology Journals (ProQuest)
  • ChemXSeer
  • INSPIRE
  • Science Journals (ProQuest)

Social Science

  • Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
  • SSRN

What Is a Citation Search?

A citation search is a search for other articles that have made reference to a particular book, article, or author. Suppose you have published an article in a scholarly journal. Many people have read this article and cited it in their own scholarship. A citation search will show you who has mentioned your article, where, and how many times.

A citation index provides bibliographic information to help you locate citing articles. It may or may not provide links to the full text of the citing articles.

Who uses citation searches, and why?

  • Scholars who are hoping to be promoted—for example, professors seeking tenure. A citation count will show the tenure committee how influential the professor’s work is.
  • Journal publishers assessing the impact of their publications. Journals with high “impact factors” are journals whose articles are regularly sought and cited by scholars. For more information about journal rankings and impact factors, see the Journal Rankings and Impact Factors tab.
  • Those who are trying to trace the evolution of a scholarly idea or theory. When you find other works that have cited a particular work, you can see how the idea has been changed or added to over time.

 

REMEMBER!

No single citation search will be totally comprehensive. This is because no single database has access to all journals and publications. Therefore, any thorough citation search should always involve more than one citation search service. 

Web of Science and Scopus

The two major interdisciplinary citation-searching databases are Web of Science, from Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson-Reuters), and Scopus, from Elsevier. Pace University does not currently offer access to either.

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