Certain disciplines, journals, and document types may not be well represented in the more traditional sources for citation analysis, such as Web of Science. In this situation, it becomes necessary to find alternative sources for locating citations to an author or published work. This page identifies potential alternative sources grouped by their database search interface since each of the sources within a group would have a common search strategy for extracting citation information.
This databases contains the full text of all the articles published in the "Annual Review" journals which cover primarily the sciences but include some titles from medical and social science areas. The University of Utah subscribes to the current and back volumes for most of the Annual Review titles.
Espacenet is a worldwide patent database developed and maintained by the European Patent Office containing patent information for over 80 countries and patenting agencies. This is not a complete database of all the world's patents, and while some of the patents databases are available in full text, others only have bibliographic information plus an abstract.
To see if a patent has been cited by other patents:
IEEEXplore contains almost 2 million articles and papers from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer's (IEEE) journals and conference proceedings plus the IEEE published standards; Institution of Engineering and Technoloyg (IET) journal articles and conference proceedings are also available. The subject of "Electrical Engineering" is broadly defined here and articles may be found from all areas of engineering in which electronics may be applied. IEEE Xplore's citation information only covers what IEEE and IET publications are being cited by other IEEE and IET publications.
The JSTOR database covers past years of scholarly journals in all disciplines, cutting off at volumes published one to five years ago.
JSTOR does provide the citation count of an article within JSTOR.
MathSciNet indexes the mathematical literature and has a special search features called "Author Citations". "The Citation Database is based on the information contained in reference lists drawn from certain journals covered by MathSciNet. Reference lists in all of the journals covered in the Citation Database go back to a publication year of 2000. A smaller number of journals have reference lists in MathSciNet back to 1997." For more details, see the link below on Citation Database Help Guides.
The Project Muse database covers past years of scholarly journals in all disciplines. Project Muse does not provide a special search option for finding citing articles or show links to citing articles. But since the full-text of the articles also includes the references, it is possible to search for citations using basic keyword searching methods.
PubMed covers bio-medical and life sciences journal articles. Links to citing articles found in the PubMed Central collection of full text journals.
The Sage Journals Online site is accessible directly from http://online.sagepub.com; if you are off-campus, log in remotely first. Sage publishes over 500 journals within the biomedical sciences, humanities, life sciences, materials science and engineering, and the social sciences.
Caution: do not compare the citations counts across these two different methods. The first method finds citing articles from both Sage publications as well as other publishers via the Scopus and Google databases; the second method is less comprehensive and only finds citing articles from Sage publications.
The SciFinder database indexes journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, technical reports, patents and dissertations in all areas of pure and applied chemistry. Tracking citations started in the late 1990's.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has two patent databases:
Directions for finding citation information in the Issued Patent database: