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Biology: Cited Reference Search

In this Subject Guide, you will find biology resources to get you started on your research.

How To Use Cited Reference Search

Cited Reference Search is a way to check to see if an article you have already found has been cited by other researchers.
This enables you to push your literature search forward in time.


Change from Basic Search to Cited Reference Search and type in the first author’s name,
journal the article was published in, and the year.
Web of Science is helpful and provides an abbreviation list of journal titles.

Changing to cited reference search and enter data


Select the correct citation from your results list and click Finish Search.

Select correct citation


Your results list will have all the literature published that has cited the article.

results list will have all articles that cited the article you searched