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Web of Science

Tutorial guide for utilizing Web of Science

Backward and Forward Citations

The key benefit of the Core Collection of Web of Science is that every single Cited Reference or item of a record's bibliography is indexed and can be accessed from a record's overview page. First, locate a single paper using traditional search techniques, which displays in the full record format. For the backward citations, click on the number under "References" on the right side to access all the list of research literature used to write the article or paper, also known as bibliography. You can also see the list of cited references by scrolling to the bottom of the page.  For the forward citations, click the on the number under "Citations" on the right side of the page to access the articles or papers citing the viewed record and to get an idea of the more recent developments in citation performance. In addition, you can click on Related Records to access the records and research fields that are closely related to the original article. "Related Records" uses the concept of bibliographic coupling to establish the relationship; based on the fact that similar items often cite the same literature.


Citation Report Page

wos citation report page