Answered By: Lily Martin
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2020     Views: 383

​Citation chaining is using a resource you have already found to search back in time for articles that the resource cites and forward in time for articles that cite the resource. You can use a citation database such as Scopus to perform this kind of search quickly and easily.

Once you have identified and article of interest from PubMed or another resource, you can follow these steps:

  1. Copy the article title or the digital object identifier (DOI).
  2. Go to Scopus, available under Popular Tools on the Levy Library homepage.
  3. Paste the article title into the search bar on Scopus and hit search.​
  4. On the search results page, click on the article to get more details.
  5. Check to see what articles have cited the document as well as the full list of the document's references on the document details page:




Tip: To easily keep track of any relevant articles, capture or export the articles using the reference management software of your choice.