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Cited vs. Citing References
In SciFinder you will have the option to select Get Cited or Get Citing references. What's the difference?
Cited references are sources referenced by a paper. Refer to these sources for background information on an article's methods or research.
Citing references are sources that reference a paper--in other words, their authors used the paper for their research. These sources can show how an idea or topic has developed over time.
Don't neglect reviews (also called review papers or review articles) when searching in SciFinder!
Review papers are syntheses of primary sources within a given topic and often contain extensive bibliographies. They are an excellent place to start if you are new to the field.