Answered By: Priscilla Coulter
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2017     Views: 187

Finding sources that have cited that "perfect" article or book is a smart way to identify more perfect articles or books!

Google Scholar is a good place to quickly explore articles, books, reports and more that have cited a particular source.  Here's how:

1.  On the library's homepage, click the "Google Scholar" tab above the big search box.

Google Scholar search box on the library homepage.

2.  Type the title of the book or article that you want to find cited in other sources.   Tip:  put the title in quotation marks...that will tell Google to find it exactly.

3.  Click "search."

4.  On the results page, locate the title you entered.  If other sources have cited that title, you should see a "Cited by..." link beneath it.  Click that link.

"Cited by" link on Google Scholar results page.

5.  Now your results will display articles, books and other sources that have cited the title you searched.  You can even search by keyword within just these sources!  Tip:  to see full text links from the APUS Library when you're searching Google Scholar, be sure to add us to your settings

Google Scholar citation results.