Answered By: Meghan Dolan
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015     Views: 80

Web of Science is a database designed to facilitate citation searches. If the number of citing references, rather than what they are, is of interest then this is the most reliable source among those available at Harvard. Use the "Cited Reference Search" for best results. The database uses last name and initials only for authors and abbreviated journal titles.

Other sources that allow citation searching include:

Harvard Kennedy School Knowledge & Library Services Citation Analysis Research Guide is a good resource for more information.