With a traditional citation search, you can discover how many times a particular publication has been cited and in what contexts. This may be helpful for:
- Tracking the use and evolution of a particular idea over time.
- Faculty members preparing a comprehensive list of their publications and how influential they have been when applying for promotion or tenure.
- Assessing the relative quality or merit of a publication. Publications cited more frequently are generally more impactful and may be considered more reliable.