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Locating Who Cited Your Work

How to Locate Citing References
There are a number of databases that can be used to find out who has cited a particular article or other publication. Some, such as Web of Science, are designed specifically for this purpose, and cover journals from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Other databases may include citation searching as a specialized search option, or may be used for citation searching even if they do not appear to offer it as an option. 
NOTE: No single database covers all works that cite other works. You may want to search in several places for citations to your work.
Instructions for Individual Resources
Web of Science Instructions 
Web of Science contains three citation databases: Science Citation Index Expanded (1900-present) , Social Science Index (1956-present), and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975-present). These citation databases may be searched  to locate citations for the journals that are indexed.  Each work should be searched separately by first author for comprehensive results.
JSTOR Instructions
JSTOR is a digital archive of complete backfiles for 360 core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR has a moving wall policy which means that the content will always be 2-5 years behind the current issue. You can locate who is citing your work in JSTOR by searching for individual works. 
SciFinder Scholar Instructions
UMaine's version of SciFinder (1907-present) contains the reference databases CAPlus (Chemical Abstracts) and MEDLINE.  You can locate who is citing your work within these reference databases by searching for individual works.  
MathSciNet Instructions
MathSciNet (1940-present) is database of citations for journal articles and reviews of articles in pure and applied mathematics. Recently the database added cited references. You can locate who has cited your work in the last few years by searching for individual works cited.
Google Scholar Instructions
Google Scholar is a free resource that searches for scholarly literature by automatically analyzing and extracting citations from online sources. Google Scholar is able to locate both online and offline resources that have been cited. 

Created by: Cynthia Crosser| Revised: 01/31/2014
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