I’m using this article in my research, and
I’d like to see what other authors have cited it in their publications. This is called “cited
reference searching” and it’s something that Google Scholar makes pretty easy to do.
Starting on the Google Scholar home page, I’m going to type the first authors’ last
name and paste the title into the search box. My article is at the top of the results page.
Underneath there is a link that says Cited By 178. In other words, Google Scholar knows
about 178 other works that cite this article. I’m going to go ahead and click on this.
Clicking on the Cited By link pulls up a list of these 178 works. Since I’m on campus, it
automatically shows me links to the full text of these articles as they’re available through
the Ohio University Library. If I was off campus, I would need to set up full text access
using the library links feature. On the left side of the page there are options
for filtering my results, such as by date. At the bottom I have the option to create
an email alert for my search. If I click on this link, I’m taken to a page
where I can enter to my email address. Now every time a new work is added to Google Scholar
that cites the article I’m interested in, I’ll get an email telling me. Setting up an
email alert is a great way to stay up-to-date on literature talking about this article and
on this general topic. If you have questions about cited reference
searching, be sure to let us know. You can also view our video on finding the full text
in Google Scholar from off campus.