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Or go to Purdue Libraries eJournals list and search for the journal name.



This guide is to help you use Web of Science database, where you can do "cited reference searches." 


What is Cited Reference Searching?

Cited reference searching allows you to see who cited a published book or article. By looking at footnotes, you can follow research backwards in time to see what sources the author(s) used. Cited reference searching allows you to take research forwards by seeing newer articles that cited the article you are using.

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