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ARCH 40312 — Social Factors & Sustainability

This course examines the effects of the built environment on health and well-being.

Citation Search

What is a citation search? A citation search allows you to identify publications that later cited a particular author or work relevant to your literature search. This is useful in identifying other relevant authors and publications for your bibliography.

How to conduct a citation search:
Choose and author and/or article/publication of interest.
*Note: Recently published sources often won't yield many citation results because time is required for the source to circulate and be cited by new publications.

  • Click on the arrow next to "Basic Search" and select "Cited Reference Search" from the dropdown menu.
  • Enter the author's name using the recommended format (James FJ) and the year of publication (1990). Enter the specific work if applicable, again using the recommended format.
  • Select Search.
  • A list of authors and works that have been cited in reference lists of other articles in the database appears. 
  • Select the entries relevant to/that match your chosen author or work, then select Finish Search.
  • Review the list of resulting sources that have cited your chosen author/publication and select those that are of interest.
  • Enter the author name and publication title
  • Click on the magnifying glass icon to search.
  • Find the entry containing the correct author and publication. Below the entry, you will see "cited by ####." This number is the number of publications that cited the originally entered work in reference lists.
  • Review the list of resulting sources that have cited your chosen author/publication and select those that are of interest.

Where to Begin Searching for Articles

Complete List of Relevant Databases

How to Find Journal Articles in the Library

The majority of article databases for architecture do not contain full-text articles. You have to find the article in other databases, in print, or via Interlibrary Loan.

Most databases contain this icon

Clicking on thewill take you to this page

Click on the ND Libraries Catalog to get the Call Number for the journal


Write down the call number for the journal. Take that, along with the citation information, and you can locate your article on the shelves. You can also export the citation to RefWorks at this point as well. For more information on RefWorks, see Citing Sources

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search