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Cited Reference Searching

Footnotes and bibliographies take the researcher back to additional, previous sources.  Cited reference searches are the opposite, carrying the search forwar

Web of Science 

Change Basic Search to Cited Reference Search.   Enter the information for your known work to see which works have cited it later.  Search options include cited author, cited work, and cited year.





Citation Formats

Ask the library staff at the reference desk for help and check to see if your instructor requires one of these formats.

AAA - American Anthropological Association
APSA - American Political Science Association
APA - American Psychological Association
ASA - American Sociology Association
CBE - Council of Biology Editors
MLA - Modern Language Association
SAA - Society for American Archaeology
USGS - U.S. Geological


Zotero is a tool that allows you to save citations you find while browsing the web or library databases. It organizes and stores them for you. A Word and Google Docs plug in will even generate citations directly into your research paper. You can utilize these tools by downloading the plug-in for Firefox, Chrome, or Safari and Zotero Desktop. 
Paper Machines is a plug-in for Zotero which allows you to visualize the data held within your profile using word clouds, topic modeling, phrase nets and geoparsing.

Interlibrary Loan

Beloit College has access to over 1 million volumes outside of the building. Request materials (books, DVDs, articles) via the catalog using theRequest Item thought Interlibrary Loan button when not found in our catalog. More information