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Writing 100 (Antoine)

Advanced Writing

Database - Multiple Disciplines

Citations in Web of Science

Web of Science includes References (who the authors cited in their bibliography) AND Citations (who has since cited the article). Use these networks to locate additional articles.

In a search for "The Lure of Translingual Writing" by Matsuda, Web of Science offers 50 citations. Click that hyperlink to locate those sources. View the screenshot below.

This number will change as time passes and more authors decide to cite this article.

Citations in Web of Science screenshot

Google Spreadsheet


Claim your row in the Google Spreadsheet based on the number of your post-it note. Record your answers in the Google spreadsheet based on the following directions.

  • Navigate to a Journal Citation Reports Category that aligns with your research question.
    • Record the Category name in Column B.
  • Locate a top five journal, according to the 2020 Journal Impact Factor (JFI) in that Category (your discipline).
    • Paste the Journal title into Column C.
  • Search for the journal title in Web of Science using the Publication Title field to determine if the item is indexed in WofS.
    • Record Yes or No in Column D. If "Yes", indicate the years it is indexed.

Using Citation Trails to Find MORE Resources

Use an article's citations trails to find more information related to your research. This video will show you how to locate an article's citation trails in Web of Science, Google Scholar, and UC Library Search. (3 min.)