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Researching "Forward"

Articles should have a bibliography at the end, so searching for the materials cited in the bibliography is fairly easy (researching "backward").  What is more difficult is finding out who has used a particular article since it was published (researching "forward"). There are two tools you can use to research "forward":

1.  Web of Science.  Allows users to plug in a citation and see who else has used that work in another paper. 

Can search by TOPIC or by CITED REFERENCES.  Its strength is in the cited reference searching.

To do a cited reference search, look by author’s LAST NAME and letters of FIRST NAME and MIDDLE NAME.
NOTE:  If you do not know the middle initial, use the asterisk *


2.  Google ScholarIncludes a CITED BY link at the end of the citation.  

You can also set up Google Scholar to include links to sources to which the UD Libraries provide access. 

  • Navigate to Google Scholar.
  • Click on Settings at the top of the page.
  • Click on Library Links at the left side of the page.
  • Search for University of Dayton.
  • Check the box next to "University of Dayton Libraries - Find it at UD", then click Save.
  • Now, when searching in Google Scholar, you can easily find the full text of articles available through the UD Libraries.

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