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How Many Times is an Article Cited?: ProQuest

Steps for Finding 'Times Cited' in ProQuest

To find out how many times an article has been cited when using ProQuest Databases (ex: Political Science Database, ProQuest Sociology), follow these steps:

Step 1) 

Enter the information about the article [or your topic - in this example I am searching for articles on "poverty" AND "nonprofit"] into the Advanced Search search bar. Be sure to put the title or search term between quotation marks so that the words will be searched for as a phrase! 

Next, be sure to choose an area for the drop-down menu on the right [it will say 'Anywhere' if left empty]. Since I am searching by general topic for this example, I chose All Subjects & Indexing. If you know the name of the article, choose Document Title

If you know the Author's last name for your article, input that in the second search bar next to the 'AND' . Choose Author in the second drop-down menu after you have entered the Authors name. Finally, click on the boxes labeled 'Full Text' and 'Peer Reviewed' to further filter your results.

Step 2) 

Once your search results page loads, the number of citations that are indexed by the database for a specific article will be shown below the article's information (see highlighted and circled sections in the Screenshot for Step 2). The number of citing documents is hyperlinked and will take you to a list where you can see and potentially access the full text of those additional resources (see the Screenshot for Step 3). 

The References link for the article refers to how many articles a particular article cites [i.e., how many entries are on their own article's reference list].


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