Individual Metrics: EBSCO Databases

Many of the databases available on the EBSCO platform offer the ability to search specifically for cited references – this can be a time consuming, but effective way for scholars to find citation information, especially when they are in the humanities or social sciences. The disadvantages are that it is unlikely that all of a researcher’s publications would be indexed in a single database. Multiple databases would need to be searched to make sure nothing was missed.

  1. Click on Cited References in the top navigation (it may be under a More link in the top navigation).
  2. Search for the author (Last name, first initial, example: smith b) or article title
  3. Look for the phrase Times Cited in this Database. Add up the numbers to get a citation count for that database. Check and make sure you have the correct author.
  4. To view the articles citing the original article, check the box(es) next to the results that are cited in the database and click on the Find Citing Articles button.

Below is a list of databases on the EBSCO platform that allow cited reference searching and that NDSU Libraries have access to. Go to to access.

  • Academic Search Premier
  • America: History and Life
  • Business Search Premier
  • Communications & Mass Media Complete
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • MegaFILE
  • GreenFILE
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Music Index
  • PsychARTICLES and PsycINFO

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