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Organizational Change and Non-Profit Management

Prof. Merson

Cited Reference Searching Basics

  • Cited Reference Searching allows you to "go forward in time" from a book or article you know to newer books or articles which have cited your original source since it has been published.
  • Normally you look at the end of a book or article for the references cited, all of which have been published earlier than the piece you are reading.
    • For example, when I read Keith Basso's "Portraits of "The Whiteman" which was published in 1979, all works cited are dated earlier than 1979. 
    • However, if I want to know who has cited Basso's work since it has been published, I will use the "Cited Reference" searching approach.
 
Why Use Cited Reference Searching
  • To establish the impact of a given book or article: the more often it's been cited the more "important" it is
  • To find a series of related works that update (rather than predate) the work I know.
  • To investigate the intellectual history of an idea, method or scientific approach. The assumption is that if an author cites a given work, she is engaging with at least one idea in that work. Thus we can follow a thread of research or reasoning by doing a cited reference search.
    • For example in "Portraits..." Basso explores joking in intercultural encounters. By finding out who has cited this work, I can find more recent works on this subject.

Business Source Complete

Cited Reference Searching

  • In top menu bar, Click on MORE and pick Cited References

 

  • Enter the Author and Work you want to see cited by newer works
  • Follow the pattern: Last Name, Initial* for author's name
  • Use the asterisk * to account for variant spellings
    • Example: Who has cited Deborah Tannen's book "Talking from 9 to 5"?

 

 

 

  • Select the Cited Work from the list and Click Find Citing Articles
  • The resulting list will show you newer articles that cite Tannen's work