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Locating Who Cited Your Work in Web of Science

Web of Science contains: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index
1. Click on the link for Cited Reference Search in the drop down menu located in Basic Search.
Web of Science Cited Search 
 
2. You need to search for each work by the first author to get a comprehensive list of citations. Citations are listed exactly as the citing author listed them, which means that variants will occur in how the work is listed in the database. Variants are not searchable when you look for a secondary author and you will miss citations if you use this approach.

The following work will be used to illustrate searching by first author:  Farrar, M. J. and Maag, L. (2002).Early language development and the emergence of a theory of mind  First Language.
 
3. Enter the last name followed by the initial of the first name and an asterisk * in the Cited Author box. Now you need to enter distinctive information for this particular work. I am adding the year.  You can also add the source name.  You need to check with the list of abbreviations if you use a source with a long title. Remember that even if you are interested in the second author, it's best to search for the first author to get all the variations.
Web of Science Cited Search Box
4. Enter the last name followed by the initial of the first name and an asterisk * in the Cited Author box. Now you need to enter distinctive information for this particular work. I am adding the year. You can also add the source name. You need to check with the list of abbreviations if you use a source with a long title. Remember that even if you are interested in the second author, it's best to search for the first author to get all the variations.
5. Select the boxes next to the matching hits. Note that the source is listed as both 1 Language and First Language.

Web of Science Cited Reference Search Results

6. Click on the Finish Search button at the top of the screen.
7. To eliminate self-citations click on the Advanced Search button at the top of screen.  Type Au=Farrar M* into the box and then click on the Search button

Web of Science Self Search

8. Your search history now contains two searches. The first search contains the references citing your work and the second  contains self-citations to your own work. Click on the link for Advanced Search..
Web of Science link Search History
9. Next type #1 NOT #2 into the advanced search box. Then hit the Search button
Web of Science Advanced Search
10. Click on the Link for Search History. In the Search History box a new search will appear which will have taken out all of the self-citation. Search 3# is  described #1 NOT #2.  Click on Results link for #3 to get the list of references that cite your work.

Web of Science Search History

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Web of Science results removing self-citations
12. Click on the button Add to Marked List. You can also create a citation report or analyze the results for this publication.
Web of Science output options
13. Repeat the process for the rest of your publications.
14. When you are finished with all of your publications, click on the link Marked Records. 

Web of Science Marked List

15. You can print, save, or export the citations in your marked records.

 


Created by: Cynthia Crosser | Revised: 02/24/2014
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