Google Scholar Citation Search

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by redjar

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by redjar

This activity requires that you have already found at least one scholarly source.


  1. Open your web browser and go to
  2. Enter the title information for an article you have already located and one that is particularly relevant and useful to your research topic. Note: You can also search by the name of the author(s).
  3. Once you have located your resource, click on the “Cited by” link located on the lower left side beneath the entry.
  4. After clicking this link, at the top of the next page, you will see the title of your original article and, beneath it, links to all the articles that cite your original sources.
  5. Next, you can do one of at least two things:
    • Skim through the titles and descriptions of the articles that reference your original source to find more sources related to your topic.
    • Click on “Search within citing articles” and then type a keyword in the search box above to locate articles that not only cite your original source, but also reference your keyword. Resource: Use Google Scholar to Find Article Citation Numbers
  6. Share-out: Take a screenshot of your original source after you have located it on Google Scholar. Make sure to include the “Cited by” link in the picture, and then post your image in the thread below.

38 thoughts on “Google Scholar Citation Search

  1. Meredith Ellis

    Posted this back when it was due in the wrong place. I had the old version of the web addresses before you updated the assignment on BB.


  2. Samantha Schneider

    You’ll have to click the link I couldn’t get the picture to paste in the bocks


  3. Hajer El Saied

    Article: MAXIMIZATION OF SHIP DRAFT IN THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY: VOLUME 1, SQUAT STUDY. Found article using Engineering Village.


  4. Sam Harpin

    While Google scholar appears to have a large database of documents it can be difficult to find documents related to your keyword searches. There are many foreign articles without English internal text translations and Google tends to search very loosely for documents based on keywords (used 4 for mine). The cited by feature also tends to either focus your subject so specifically that documents found aren’t usable (such as applications in apparatuses for submarine hulls) or go towards other elements of the article not in your interest (focus on boat trimming).


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