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F_W 3400 Water Quality & Natural Resource Management

Finding Web of Science & Mendeley Help

You can use our Getting Started - Web of Science guide to start searching and saving search results to a free account. You can also learn about installing and using Mendeley to help keep track of your saved articles and citations.


What is cited reference searching?

Cited reference searching allows you to locate books and articles that cite a previously published resource. This process allows you to track the research that has been done since the original item was published.

Why use cited reference searching?

  • To determine influential research
  • To find out how a particular research topic is being used to support other research
  • To find out how many times and where a publication is being cited
  • To find out who is citing a particular paper
  • To locate current research based on earlier research
  • To track the history of a research idea
  • To track the research history of a researcher
  • To determine how well your own published research is cited for promotion/tenure considerations