Citation searching is a search method that can be done forward or backward in time.
The main citation databases are Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar.
Search for the following article in Scopus to check how many times it has been cited and see if any of the newer articles are relevant to this topic.
Bellini, C., Petignat, C., Masserey, E., Büla, C., Burnand, B., Rousson, V., ... & Zanetti, G. (2015). Universal screening and decolonization for control of MRSA in nursing homes: A cluster randomized controlled study. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 36(4), 401-408.
1. Login to Scopus at http://guides.lib.monash.edu/go.php?c=8480086
2. Enter the article title "Universal screening and decolonization for control of MRSA in nursing homes" and click the search button.
3. How many times has this article been cited? Click on the number in the Cited by column to view the list of newer articles.
4. Click on Analyze search results. You can then analyse the prominence of specific journals in the field, identify prominent authors and their affiliations, and pinpoint principle subject areas for this query.
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