In this guide you will find:
Using citations to find other sources of information is a popular practice and can be conducted in any full text database wherein the bibliography for articles are included.
Popular databases include:
Allows you to search for journal articles, books, proceedings, and other published works that have cited a previously published work
Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications
What is Citation Analysis?
Citation Analysis, also called bibliometrics, is the study of citations to and from documents. This study allows one to determine the impact of ones work by the frequency with which it is cited.
Common bibliometric databases are:
According to the Dictionary for Library and Information Science, bibliometrics is the "use of mathematical and statistical methods to study and identify patterns in the usage of materials and services within a library or to analyse the historical development of a specific body of literature, especially its authorship, publication and use." (2004, 73]
This chapter, by Jeppe Nicolaisen, presents a critical review of the theories that have formed and/or continue to form the basic assumptions underlying citation analysis.
Cited Reference Searching
Following a reference that has been cited in a journal article or seen in a book is considered Cited Reference Searching. Read this article for advice on how it works! | (http://www.library.uq.edu.au/how-to-guides/cited-reference-searching)