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This is a guide for doing research in education.


What is citation searching?

  • Basic citation searching involves tracking references that have cited, or listed in its bibliography, an article, book, or book chapter.
  • This guide will help you find WHO HAS CITED a given article, book, book chapter, or other publication or author - also known as cited reference searching.

Why do it?

  • To locate newer material related to a given publication or author.
  • To see who is citing one (or all) of your publication. 
  • To show the impact of your work by seeing who is citing you. To find other researchers in a field.

Where to do citation searching?

Many databases have a "cited by" link.

Top ones for Education field are:

Other Citation Searching Databases

Metrics Toolkit

Harzing's Publish or Perish

This free downloadable tool uses Google Scholar data to create citation analysis reports by author or journal name. Citation counts for specific articles are given, as well as h-index for the author or journal.