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PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

A Guide for Sargent Students

About Cited Reference Searching

Cited reference searching (also known as "forward searching") allows you to see if a particular article has been cited in more recent research. This is an excellent way to:

  • See if an article has been influential in the field of study you are interested in. If an article has been cited many times, this can mean that it has had a strong impact on a given area of research.
  • Check to make sure you are getting the most current information. An author who has cited an article that you have found may provide you with more up-to-date information.
  • Find additional information on your topic.

These are two tools for searching cited references:

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