Answered By: Meghan Dolan
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2015     Views: 258

Citation alert
How do I set up an alert for when a book or article is cited in a scholarly publication?


Use Web of Science. This has to be done one cited work at a time and will only work for items that have already been cited.

  1. Run an author search (authors are entered with last name and initials only). For comprehensive coverage of works in the database, use with and without middle initials (the cited entries are not edited for consistency).
  2. Use the facets panel on the left to narrow the search (especially for a common name).
  3. Select a work that was cited at least one time, and open the entry.
  4. Click on the Create Citation Alert button in the blue panel on the right.

A similiar function is available in in Elsevier's Science Direct platform, but it only works where both the cited work and the citing work are published on that platform.

Business Source Complete and Google Scholar allow searching for works that cite another, but not for setting up alerts.

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