In searching cited authors, the search often depends on the citation style used in the articles that include the references: the Chicago Manual of Style, the APA 5th, the Modern Language Association (MLA) style, or other formats. Some databases have their own format and the user must enter the search as the database instructions specify.
Many of the subject specific databases available through the CSA interface are now providing cited references in the item record. For details of indexing, see specific database.
In Advanced Search, select References from drop down menu or follow Cited by links in results list of a search.
Google Scholar has started to provide cited references to books and articles but it only includes articles that are indexed within its database, which is a much smaller subset of scholarly resources than found in other library subscribed databases. Results frequently include links to cited by references.
Perform title search, then follow cited by links or search for variations of name using author: tag. Click on cited by link.
Some of the subject specific databases available through the EBSCOhost interface provide cited references in the item records.
Click on Cited References in green bar. Type search terms in the Cited Author, Cited Title, Cited Source, Cited Year or All Citation Fields fields.
From the Cited References Search Screen, a list of citation records for the search terms you entered will be presented. To view citing articles, mark checkboxes and click Find Citing Articles.
Full Text Databases
These databases allow you to search the full text of publications, including their references (if present). However, you may not be able to limit your search to references and most do not index different parts of the article in any detail. For more information, see Citation Rummaging (University of Toronto).
Some examples of full text databases:
Since the default search is to search all content in all journals, search for occurrences of your citation by using quotes around the title phrase of your citation and author name. You can also try using JSTOR’s Article Locator.
JSTOR Article Locator
- Type parts of the article title in the Article Title box.
- Enter the author’s surname in the Author box.
- Select All Journals and click Search.
- Click on the article to see the cited references (if there are any).