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WRI178/179 Living with Parasites

The basic idea

Each topic you pursue is part of a scholarly conversation, stretching from the article itself, to the references cited within an article, to the future articles that might cite the original resource you are using.  This practice is called citation mining, or citation chaining, where you follow the story from beginning to end to inform your understanding of a topic.

 

Citation Chaining


Citation Chaining is a strategy that uses an article that you already have as bait to lead you to related material.


Option 1: Citation Chaining in Scopus 

1. Go to Scopus.

2. Copy and paste the title of your article in the search bar.

3. From the drop-down menu to the right of the search file, select Article Title

4. Click Search.

5. Locate your article and click on the title

a. Scroll down to see a list of References. These are representative of the scholarly conversation that came before the article was published.

b. In the right-hand column, look for Cited by X documents. These are articles that built upon the ideas presented in your starting article. For this list, we can see how the conversation has evolved and expanded. 

c. In the right-hand column, look for Related documents. These are articles that share keywords with your starting article. Sometimes these are not a perfect fit, but you might find something you otherwise might have overlooked. 

d. Click on the Author. Scroll down to see if the authors have published anything else relating to your topic. 


Option 2: Citation Chaining in Google Scholar

1. Go to Google Scholar.

2. Copy and paste the title of your article in the search bar.

3. Click Search.

4. Locate your article.

a. Under the search result for your article, click the Cited by These are articles that built upon the ideas presented in your starting article. For this list, we can see how the conversation has evolved and expanded. This list will include peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles as well as books.