Using Boolean Operators when searching will give you better, and more accurate, results.
Citation searching, or using the references cited by authors, not only leads researchers to other relevant articles on their subject of interest, it can also indicate the importance of a piece of research.
The importance and "impact" of scholarly research articles are often measured by
the number of times a published paper has been cited
the ranking of the journal in which a paper is published
the acceptance rate of submitted articles to a journal
The library has access to several citation databases that have the capability of searching by cited references. Additional information on journal rankings and acceptance rates may be found on journal websites.
Most databases allow you to narrow your search results according to certain criteria.
Common limiters (also called filters) include:
Limiters vary by database. Please check the database's Help page, for specific information.