Web of Science / Web of Knowledge Citation Indexes (Institute for Scientific Information)
Use this database to perform citation analysis on articles written by historians. In other words, find out who is citing whom, when, and where. Start with a list of the author's publications, preferably from a CV or bibliography. DO NOT begin your search hoping to identity a list of the author's works or even a specific work, as this is often difficult and unreliable; better tools than Web of Science exist for identifying an author's corpus (see Historical Abstracts and America: History & Life, directly below). Web of Science is particular about the way in which an author's name must be entered into the database. It is therefore recommended to search the author's last name (e.g. CLANCY) in combination with a second search facet (e.g. cited year of publication). There are three citation indexes in Web of Science, all of which are turned on by default: Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI). Each indexes journals in its respect broad area of knowledge. Even if the author under consideration is not a "scientist" but a "social scientist" or "humanist," stick with the default search for the most comprehensive results.
The core history databases are now available on the familiar EBSCOhost platform. A new cited reference search has been added to both databases. The combined information indexed in Historical Abstracts and America: History & Life is so comprehensive with regard to history scholarship that even a simple author-name search, where no cited reference search is involved, can broadly determine quantity (and to a lesser extent quality) of scholarly output. The databases can be used to confirm partial or suspect article citations and/or create a fairly comprehensive bibliography of works produced by an author.
Note: Academic Search Complete, available on the Ebsco platform, offers a cited reference search. Since ASC is the Libraries' most comprehensive serials database, it is well worth including in any comprehensive search for cited references. As above, choose "Cited References" from the green bar at the top of ASC's homepage.
JSTOR, the premier scholarly journal database, offers a cited reference search. However, this ability is not available from the initial basic or advanced search screens.
Google Scholar offers a cited reference search. Look for "Cited by X" if the Google Scholar results list. If you are already looking at the first page of an article in JSTOR, simply click on "Articles Citing This Article" in Google Scholar.
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An up-to-date list of these libraries is also available at the service desk in Circulation Services, 3rd floor of the Melville Library.
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