Cited Reference Searching & Journal Rankings: Humanities

How to locate articles and other documents that have cited a previously published document. Also how to determine where a journal is ranked in relation to others in its field.

Why search in subject databases?

A subject database will almost always cover more journals and cover different dates in your field than does Web of Science (WoS), so it will often be possible to find additional citations. In addition, one simply can't rely on the completeness of coverage in Google Scholar.

Note: Many databases have only fairly recently begun to track citations.

Humanities Databases

The following databases support cited reference searching:

Academic Search Complete - EBSCO Search Tips

Alt-Press Watch  - ProQuest Search Tips

America: History and Life  - EBSCO Search Tips

Historical Abstracts - EBSCO Search Tips

JSTOR - JSTOR Search Tips

ProQuest Central  - ProQuest Search Tips
Includes the following databases:

Dissertations and Theses


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