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View a list of records that cite at least one document cited by the parent record identified at the top of the page. Related Records are ranked according to the number of references they share with the parent record.

The assumption behind Related Records searching is that articles that cite the same works have a subject relationship, regardless of whether their titles, abstracts, or keywords contain the same terms. The more cited references two articles share, the closer the subject relationship.

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Related Records is an excellent way of finding "more like this" articles. For example:

  1. Assume your query honeybee* AND hearing found an article by WH Kirchner titled "Hearing in Honeybees - The Mechanical Response of the Bees Antenna to Near-Field Sound" that is highly relevant to your field of inquiry.

  2. You click Cited References to look at the article's cited references.

  3. All 29 references look relevant to your work, so you leave all the items checked (the default), and then click Find Related Records.

  4. The Related Records page displays articles whose reference lists include at least one of the items cited by the Kirchner article.

  5. You observe that some of the Related Records were among the results found by your initial search, but many of them were not because their titles and abstracts do not contain the words honeybees and hearing. However, they do contain words like bees, honey-bee, honey bee, acoustical, communication, signals, and other terms synonymous with or closely related to terms in your initial query.

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Cited Refs Column

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