Cited Reference Searching

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Demonstration of a cited reference search on Social Sciences Citation Index and Science Citation Index.

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Cited Reference Searching

  1. 1. Cited Reference Searching in Social Sciences Citation Index & Science Citation Index
  2. 2. It all begins with a published research study on your topic of interest . . .
  3. 3. Maybe you have been researching the transition from preschool to kindergarten . . .
  4. 4. And you came across this study . . .
  5. 5. Right on target, topicwise!
  6. 6. Published in 1987 . . .
  7. 7. In the journal Child Development .
  8. 8. Using Social Sciences Citation Index and Science Citation Index, you can see which articles from thousands of scholarly journals in the sciences and social sciences cited this article among their references.
  9. 9. Scholarly research articles always include a review of the work that was done before them in the same subject.
  10. 10. So anyone doing research on children’s adjustment from preschool to kindergarten since 1987 would be expected to cite this article when they publish their research.
  11. 11. So, let’s do a search to see who has cited this article in their published research.
  12. 12. Start at the library homepage: http://www.scu.edu/library/
  13. 15. Click on S in the Alphabetical List of Databases
  14. 16. Click on S in the Alphabetical List of Databases
  15. 17. Scroll down the list of databases . . .
  16. 18. Click on Science Citation Index or Social Sciences Citation Index
  17. 19. Sometimes a search is obviously science OR social science
  18. 20. In this particular example . . . psychology . . . it could really be either.
  19. 21. To get started, though, you can click on either.
  20. 22. To get started, though, you can click on either.
  21. 23. And you are in!
  22. 24. To search both social sciences and sciences at the same time, scroll down . . .
  23. 26. You can see the database you selected.
  24. 27. You can see the database you selected.
  25. 28. You can then select the other by clicking in the box.
  26. 29. You can then select the other by clicking in the box.
  27. 30. You are now searching both databases at the same time.
  28. 31. Scroll back up.
  29. 32. Scroll back up.
  30. 33. We want to do a Cited Reference Search .
  31. 34. We want to do a Cited Reference Search .
  32. 35. Click on that.
  33. 36. You are now looking at the Cited Reference Search screen.
  34. 37. There are three search boxes.
  35. 38. Cited Author.
  36. 39. Which would be
  37. 40. Notice how author’s names are entered in the Example.
  38. 41. Notice how author’s names are entered in the Example.
  39. 42. No first names . . . .
  40. 43. No punctuation . . . .
  41. 44. Seem a little nitpicky?
  42. 45. You’re right! It IS nitpicky !
  43. 46. Everything in this database is abbreviated.
  44. 47. Everything follows a strict formula.
  45. 48. It is up to YOU to adapt to the database.
  46. 49. Details really matter, and YOU must pay attention to the details.
  47. 50. So, our Gary W. Ladd becomes ladd gw*
  48. 51. in the CITED AUTHOR search box.
  49. 52. The next search box is for CITED WORK.
  50. 53. Everything here is also abbreviated.
  51. 54. A good rule of thumb here is
  52. 55. A good rule of thumb here is <ul><li>Cited Work </li></ul>
  53. 56. Except in very rare circumstances, don’t put anything in that box.
  54. 57. Now CITED YEAR is another story . . .
  55. 58. 1987 is pretty straightforward!
  56. 59. We can safely enter that.
  57. 60. We can safely enter that.
  58. 61. And click Search.
  59. 62. And here are the results . . .
  60. 63. There are 6 matching references. . .
  61. 64. There are 6 matching references . . .
  62. 65. for the Cited Author and Cited Year we entered.
  63. 66. for the Cited Author and Cited Year we entered.
  64. 67. But they are NOT all that article in Child Development.
  65. 68. Scan the Cited Work column.
  66. 69. The first three are matches for Child Development.
  67. 70. The other three could be the same person publishing another article in 1987 but in a different journal .
  68. 71. Or it could be a different G. W. Ladd entirely.
  69. 72. So, let’s Select those first three by clicking in the boxes.
  70. 73. And clicking Finish Search .
  71. 74. Now, we are looking at the articles that CITED Ladd’s 1987 article in Child Development .
  72. 75. Now, we are looking at the articles that CITED Ladd’s 1987 article in Child Development . Notice there are 162!
  73. 76. Now, we are looking at the articles that CITED Ladd’s 1987 article in Child Development . On 17 pages!
  74. 77. The most recently published are appearing first.
  75. 78. Those, naturally, have not been cited by anyone else in the database yet!
  76. 79. As you review them, you can click in that box
  77. 80. and then Print or E-mail the ones you’ve clicked.
  78. 81. Or, you can MARK some to create a Marked list of articles you might want to save, print, email, or review further.
  79. 82. To get more details on a specific article, click the blue hotlinked title. Let’s take a look at the first one . . .
  80. 83. This is a FULL RECORD, or description, of an article.
  81. 84. A few things to notice . . . . Clicking the Links button will open another window and search for the fulltext of THIS article.
  82. 85. A few things to notice . . . . Click here to view the 78 references in this article.
  83. 86. A few things to notice . . . . Or here!
  84. 87. A few things to notice . . . . You can print or email THIS article right now or add it to your marked list.
  85. 88. Let’s go back to the results list. . . .
  86. 89. Let’s jump to PAGE 10 . . .
  87. 90. Let’s jump to PAGE 10 . . .
  88. 91. We’re now looking at articles published in 1999.
  89. 92. These have been cited by other articles in the database.
  90. 93. Click here and see the 142 articles in this database that cite this 1999 article!
  91. 94. That’s probably enough on this very complex, scholarly, and quite unique database for now. You can always stop in to the library and talk to a librarian to learn more. Or click on ASK A LIBRARIAN on the library homepage, http://www.scu.edu/library/ , to find out other ways to get help.

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