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GC 698: Non Thesis Research

About Cited Reference Searching

You can use Google Scholar to find out how many and which authors have cited a particular work. This information is helpful for:

  • promotion and tenure purposes because it demonstrates one's contribution to the literature and scholarly impact
  • identifying important articles in a particular field; those with higher "cited by" numbers are likely key articles on a topic
  • finding more articles related to your search topic
  • identifying experts in a particular field

Email Alerts

Google Scholar allows one to set up automatic email alerts for cited reference searches which will send you an email any time a new article is found by Google Scholar that cites an article of interest. For example, you can be notified when your own articles are cited by others.

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