Cited Reference Search: Step 1 of 2

Search for records that have cited a published work. All successful searches are added to the Search History table. 


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.


How to Perform a Cited Reference Search

  1. Enter a name in the Cited Author field.
  2. Enter a journal title, book title or patent number in the Cited Work field.

  3. Click Search. The search will return entries from the Cited Reference Index that contain the cited author/cited work that you entered.

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

  5. Select references and cited reference variations from the Cited Reference Index.

  6. Click Finish Search to go to the Results page. The system retrieves all records of publications that cite the references you selected from the Cited Reference Index.


Cited Reference Search Fields


Search Tips

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

In the Cited Work field, enter an abbreviated title of the publication or the first one or two significant words of the title followed by an asterisk (*) wildcard (for example: microbiol*).

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.