Answered By: Claire Sewell
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2023     Views: 192820

You can find out who has cited a paper or article from a number of databases.

Google Scholar

Have a look at Google Scholar, they’ve made this really easy.
Just enter the search terms in quotation marks (that narrows down the results) in the box, then ‘search’.
Under each article, click on the link "Cited by (number)" to retrieve a list of those who have cited the work.

It’s also useful that you can link straight from here to ejournals held in Cambridge. You can set this up under "Settings" > "Library links," entering 'University of Cambridge' and selecting the relevant tick boxes.

Web of Science

Access at (using Raven when you’re not on campus), and select “Web of Science Core Collection” from the drop-down list.

Type in the name of the paper you are interested in, and search, then click on the number that follows Times Cited


Access at (using Raven when you’re not on campus). Type in the name of the paper you are interested in, and search. You can see all the papers that have cited the original paper by viewing the full record under 'cited by'.


Access at (using Raven when you're not on campus).

Search for a particular author or work. Click (number) Items Citing This Item to see citing works within the JSTOR database, or click Items Citing This Item to see citing works in Google Scholar. 

Comments (2)

  1. Hello, Do the results retrieved from all these four sources that are recommended to get the citations are same? Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science and JSTOR would give the same results/number of citations or it'd vary. Which is the most accurate and authenticate? Thanks and regards,
    by Jaya on Feb 26, 2021
  2. What do you mean by the term 'Raven'? Is this an alternative internet site?
    by Nina Lydia Collins on Dec 07, 2021