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Tenure Metrics: Cited Reference Searching: Web of Science

Last Updated: Jul 22, 2020 10:05 AM

Web of Science: Cited Reference Searching

Entering a Search

If you want to find out what articles have cited a particular work in Web of Science, click on the "Cited Reference Search" tab above the search boxes. 
Web of Science Citation Reference Search - blank search screen shot

For example, if you want to find all the articles in the WOS database that cited:

K. Anand, J. Ziebuhr, P. Wadhwani, J.R. Mesters, R. Hilgenfeld. ?Coronavirus main proteinase (3CL(pro)) structure: Basis for design of anti-SARS drugs.? SCIENCE, 300 (5626): 1763-1767, Jun. 13, 2003.

Enter your criteria in the cited reference search field.

Web of Science Cited Reference Search - example search screen shot

Then click the SEARCH button to get a list of the cited papers from the index that match the criteria you specified.

Sometimes authors cite their own work. To eliminate self-citations, in this case, K. Anand, select all of the records that pertain to the author and click Finish Search to create a set. Next, go to Basic search and perform a search for Anand K*, then go to Advanced search, select the boxes next to each set of results, and combine the two sets with the NOT command.

(cited reference search) NOT (author search) eliminates the articles where K. Anand cited his own work


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