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Search Strategies: Citation Mining

Citation Mining

Look at a good article's citations or references to find out more information. To do this:

  • Look at the reference list of your resources to find the sources that those authors used.
  • Find out who has cited your resources.
  • Find more resources written by the same author or published in the same journal.


Use Discovery:

  • If you like a reference, some articles will include hyperlinks to those articles if Hofstra has access to it.
  • If no hyperlink is available, copy and paste the title and search for it via Discovery.

Enter keywords to search the library's catalog for full text electronic articles.


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Google Scholar

Search Google Scholar: 

Google Scholar Search  
  • Use Google Scholar: Access Google Scholar through the library webpage (located under G in Browse databases by A-Z or Subject).
  • Google Scholar contains a built-in citation mining tool. It enables researchers to locate how an article has been cited since its publication. 
  • When using Google Scholar through the library database, it will provide you with a link to the full text article if Hofstra has access to it.

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