Cited Reference Search: Step 1 of 2

Search for journal articles, books, proceedings, and other published works that have cited a previously published work. The product adds all successful searches to the Search History table. Remember to follow all applicable search rules when creating your search queries.

Through a cited reference search, you can discover how a known idea or innovation has been confirmed, applied, improved, extended, or corrected. Discover who’s citing your research and the impact your work is having on other researchers in the world.

In the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, cited reference searching enables you to find articles that refer to and/or include an illustration of a work of art or a music score. These references are called implicit citations.


Cited Reference Search Fields


How to Perform a Cited Reference Search

  1. Go to the Current Limits section of the search page if you need to change your search settings.

  2. Enter the name of the primary Cited Author. You can also enter the name of a secondary author. The name of the primary author of a publication will always appear first in the Cited Author column on the Cited Reference Search index. The name of a searched secondary author will also appear in the Cited Author field but the name is preceded by ellipsis ( ... ).

  3. Enter the name of the abbreviated title of a Cited Work, and then click Search. You can also enter search terms in just one field (for example, just the Cited Author field) but you may retrieve hundreds or thousands of references.

  4. If you retrieve too many hits, return to the Cited Reference Search page and add Cited Year(s), Cited Volume, Cited Issue, or Cited Page search criteria.

  5. After you click Search, you will see cited references from the Cited Reference Search index that contain the cited author/work/title data you entered.

  6. Select reference(s) and cited reference variations from the Cited Reference Index.

  7. Click Finish Search to go to the Cited Reference Search Results page.

When you click Finish Search, the system retrieves all records of publications that cite the references you selected from the Cited Reference Index. From this page, you can view, print, save, export, e-mail, and mark records of works that cite the work(s) you selected from this page.


Journal Title Abbreviations List

Use the Journal Title Abbreviations list to find abbreviations of journal titles used as cited works. This list shows the preferred abbreviation for journal titles used by Thomson Reuters.

To access this list, click the journal abbreviations list link that appears under the Cited Work field on the Cited Reference Search page.

You can also access a complete Master Journal List at our Thomson Reuters Science Web page.


Search Tips

Enter the name of the first author of a multi-authored article, proceeding, book, or other document type.

Enter an abbreviated journal title or the first one or two significant words of a book title followed by an asterisk (*) wildcard. Look up abbreviations for cited works in the Cited Work search aid or the Journal Abbreviations index.

If you know the title of a cited work, then enter the title in the Cited Title field along with the date the work was cited.

Try searching for cited references without entering a cited year in order to retrieve variations of the same cited reference. You can always return to the Cited Reference Search page and enter a cited year if you get too many references from the first search.


When searching for biblical references, enter Bible in the Cited Author field and the name of the book (Corinthinans*, Matthew*, Leviticus*, etc.) in the Cited Work field. Ensure that you use the asterisk (*) wildcard in your search.


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