Citation Searching

Who has written key articles in your field? Citation indexes track the references in published papers so that you can see (by the number of citations to a paper) who has written key articles.

Have you found a brilliant article and are wondering if other researchers are working on the same topic? Citation searching also shows you who has used a individual article in his/her own work and is therefore building on the earlier work.

Who has cited a reference? Who is citing your articles? How many times have you been cited?

For detailed guidance on which databases to use see our guide on How to Find Citations.

Need help?

  • For assistance, reach out to the Open Research Team at [email protected].
  • For additional resources, explore our Express Research Workshops, a collection of online, self-paced tutorials that complement our regular Research Workshops, covering various topics.