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Following Citation Trails (time travel)

Follow citation trails to go forward or back in time from your best results

Scopus is the best database for this type of searching, as it collates lists from several records, giving you a combined list of references, without duplicates.

Go forward in time from older articles to see who is citing them. Select a set of the most relevant articles, then click on the ... More ellipsis, and then on the View cited by link.

 

Go back in time from more recent articles to see who they are citing in their reference lists. Select a set of the most relevant articles, then click on the ... More ellipsis, and then on the View references link.

 

The results you get is sorted by Cited by (highest), but you can change this. You cannot add references from these results to your list, but you can select references, then click View cited by.

Not all the references in reference lists will be Scopus records. You can:

  • choose to see only Scopus records from the Result type section of the left-hand sidebar
  • see the full citation of non-Scopus records by using Article Link