Searching for cited articles is a useful tool for conducting research for the following reasons:
Find other works on your research topic.
Find other researchers with similar research interests.
Check the "importance" of a particular work by finding out how many other authors/works have cited it.
Number of citations depends on collection policy of the source
Different disciplines have different standards for citations
Cross-disciplinary research may produce fewer citations
By Searching for a cited articles you can:
Count citations - Find out how many others have cited a given work.
Make cited reference search - Find out which articles have cited a certain previously published work.
Create citation alerts - Find out when a newly published article cites a certain previously published work.
Receive statistics relating to an author.
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