Answered By: Research Librarian
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2017     Views: 8

Citation tracking refers to the practice of using the bibliography or reference list of a key article to find other suitable articles, and then to search for more recent articles that cite the key article in their bibliographies or reference lists. There are several databases that allow you to do this; Google Scholar and Scopus are particularly useful for citation tracking.

  • Scopus - best for finding works that cite journal articles in the sciences or social sciences.
  • Google Scholar - best for finding works in the humanities or works cited books.

See the videos below for a description of citation tracking and how to get the best out of Google Scholar.