Cited Reference searching should be a part of any complete literature search. A cited reference search can give you details on how a known idea has been evolving in the literature of one or more fields. It results from an item of a work’s bibliography or list of references. Published authors may want to understand the impact their research is having on other related and pertinent researchers and various fields of study in the world. You can search for citations to anything that's been cited in a Web of Science record - journal articles, books, theses, dissertations, works of art, musical scores and more.
You can proceed to find articles that have cited a particular publication/work right from the landing page by selecting "Cited Reference Search"
How to do a Cited Reference Search?
To perform a comprehensive Cited Reference Search:
Example: I want to know how many articles cite this dual edition (and language) work:
Boltanski, Luc, & Thévenot, Laurent (1991). De la justification: les économies de la grandeur. Paris: Les Editions Gallimard.
Boltanski, L., & Thévenot, L. (2006). On Justification: Economies of Worth. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Cited Author: Boltanski L* OR Thevenot L*
Cited Work: De la justifi* OR On justifi*
Cited year(s): Omit and then refine if needed to: 1991 OR 2006
Note that the number of results returned may vary from the number of citing articles listed on the full record since it will reflect on your institutional subscription. Results that are published in journals indexed in Web of Science will have a View Record link.
Why you should include cited references as part of your literature search.