Whether you are searching in-person or online, in-depth research can greatly benefit from documentation. Documenting your search processes allows you to:
What to include in your documentation:
Citation chasing refers to the process of retracing the research of an author. This is a way of finding targeted, relevant research. It can be done by accessing an article or work's Works Cited, References, or Bibliography.
Cited reference searching (or "forward" citation chasing) refers to the method of finding articles that have cited a previously published work. Cited reference searching can be done in databases that index citation such as Scopus.
This method of tracking citations is simply another way of searching databases to find relevant sources and articles. Citation chasing and cited reference searching, however, has many purposes.
To find out which works the author has cited and engaged with, consult the bibliography, works cited, footnotes, or endnotes of the paper, chapter, or book.
You can use Scopus or Google Scholar to find who cited a book or article. This allows you to determine who engaged with the work.
Learn how to use Google Scholar at https://libguides.roosevelt.edu/PALResearchGuide/GoogleScholar
Learn how to use Scopus at https://libguides.roosevelt.edu/PALResearchGuide/Scopus