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Web of Science (WOS): Cited Reference Search

Cited Reference Search

Search for articles that have cited a previously published work. Through a cited reference search, you can discover how a known idea or innovation has been confirmed, applied, improved, extended, or corrected.

  1. Enter the name of the First Author and the abbreviated title (can check from the journal abbreviation list) of a Cited Work, then click Search.
  2. If you retrieve too many hits, return to the search form and add a Cited Year or a limited range of cited years. 
  3. On CITED REFERENCE INDEX, select reference(s) and then click Finish Search, it will bring up the list of articles which cited that work.

Search Commands


Cited Author
Enter the last name of the first author, follow with a space and up to 3 initials. Refer to Cited Author Index if you are not sure of their exact spellings or formats. 
Cited Work
Journals - Enter an abbreviated journal title. Join multiple titles with the search operator OR (e.g., J Appl Phys or J Am Chem Soc).
Books - Enter the first significant abbreviated word(s) of the title. Use truncation for variant spellings.
Patents - Enter a patent number without country code (e.g., 5015744). 
Cited Year
Enter a four-digit year or a limited range of years.





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