Q. How can I use Scopus for citation chaining?
Citation chaining is using an article you have already found to search back in time for articles that were cited by that resources and forward in time using articles that cite that article. 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:
- Copy the article title or the digital object identifier (DOI).
- Go to Scopus- available under Popular Tools on the Levy Library homepage.
- Paste the article into the search bar on Scopus and hit search.
- On the search results page- click on the article to get more details.
- On the Document Details screen, you can see what articles have cited this article, as well as the full list of references used in this article.
- Clicking on any of these article titles will allow you to see the Document Details for these articles as well.
- To easily keep track of any relevant articles, capture or export the articles using the reference management software of your choice.