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Citations are a map of scholarly conversations over time. Tracing cited works is an effective way to tap into conversations and find great material that may otherwise be hard to find.
To go back in time -
- Is the citation to a book? Look up the book title n the library catalog.
- Is it to a chapter of a book? Look up the book title (not the chapter title) in the catalog.
- Is it a journal article? Check our list of journals.
- Is it not available in our library? Request it by Interlibrary Loan.
- Not quite sure what it is? Ask a librarian to help trouble shoot it.
To go forward in time -
Type the author and title of the book or article into Google Scholar. Click on "cited by" to see who has cited it since it was published.
Some library databases also offer this feature. The most comprehensive citation database is the Web of Science. Try a cited author search to get started.
Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)
Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Besides indexing a wide range of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and history, this resource allows you to search for articles that cite a specific author or published work. Coverage from 1997 to the present. Click on the "Web of Science" tab to limit your search to one or more specific citation databases.
Materials not available at Gustavus may be borrowed from other libraries and sent here for you to use. Location: Library -- Main Floor.
Conservation Biology Citations
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by
Call Number: Ready Ref BF76.7 .P83 2020
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
MLA Handbook by
Call Number: Ready Ref LB2369 .G53 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
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