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Cited References: Tracking Who Cited a Particular Publication: Web of Science (SSCI and more)

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Using Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) to Search for Cited References

  • Over fifty years ago, a man named Eugene Garfield started the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), which produced the first citation index for papers published in academic journals.  Originally just for the sciences, the company expanded to include the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), to which Sawyer Library subscribes.
  • According to the publisher, Web of Science's Social Sciences Citation Index "provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the bibliographic and citation information they need to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share their findings.  SSCI analyzes almost 2,500 of the world's leading social sciences journals across 50 disciplines.   In addition, the company claims that "every journal included in Social Sciences Citation Index has met the high standards of an objective evaluation process that eliminates clutter and excess and delivers data that is accurate, meaningful and timely."


To view the full cite, click on the article title. View the record and access the “Citation Network.” The Citation Network provides the following:

1. Papers which have cited the article – “Times Cited”

2. Papers cited by the article author – “Cited References”

3. Papers which have cited the same references – “Related Records”



Use the drop-down menu to begin a cited reference search.




Below is a Cited Reference search for the author of the above article. 







You might also want to look at the Web of Knowledge tutorials