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Educational Administration: Citation Chasing

Chapters in Books

OneSearch - If the Pfau Library has it, it will be in the CSUSB area of OneSearch. If we don't have it, you can move to the "All CSU" area and use CSU+ to obtain the item. Make sure to search by the book's title NOT by the chapter's or essay's title.


OneSearch - If the Pfau Library has it, it will be in the CSUSB area of OneSearch. If not, use the all-CSU portion of OneSearch and request it using CSU+. For items not held by any of the CSU campuses, you will need to order it through interlibrary loan (ILL).

Melvyl - all UC Libraries

‚ÄčLibrary of Congress

ERIC Documents

The library has ERIC documents on microfiche, which you will need to ask for at the Circulation Desk. However, some ERIC documents (EDs) are available in full text.

Citation Chasing from Paper Bibliographies

Citation Finder

When you have a complete article citation but don't know which database it might be in, if any, it's time for Citation Finder. Do NOT fill in the form completely, as that often results in a false negative. Fill in only the author's last name, journal name, and year of publication. Do not use this resource as a subject search, only for a specific article citation.

Only enter the author's last name, journal's name, and year of publication


Citation Chasing in Electronic Bibliographies

PsycInfo is one of the few databases that allows you to search a bibliography, using blue "Cited References" link in the list view.

Use the blue, search-for-full-text button to search for these items in our other full-text databases.

Social Sciences Citation Index

Social Sciences Citation Index will display articles that have cited an article, display the bibliography, and allows searching by the blue, Search for Full Text button, and sort results by number of times the item is cited.

To the right, the "Times Cited" is circled in red. Click the number and see the articles that have used this article.  The red arrow highlights the blue, Search for Full Text button to find the article in one of our full-text databases.

Location of times cited link circled in red and blue, Search for Full Text button pointed at with red arrow

If you click on the title, you will see an abstract. You will also be given the chance to view the bibliography of the article by clicking on the "Cited References" link. You may then start to search for the bibliography's items using the blue, Search for Full Text button.

Closer look at citation record with "cited references" circled in red to highlight it.

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