In a citation index you can find which articles cite or are cited by other articles. In the Web of Science you search three large citation indexes: the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. They contain citations from journal articles since 1975.
For example, you would like to know if Charles Darwin’s On the origin of species by means of natural selection [ etc.] (1859) has been cited in 2012.
Under Current Limits set the Timespan to 2012 and click Search
Example: has the journal article Keeping London working by Jon May (et al.), published in 2007, been cited by anyone?
Enter the data you know in the Basic Search screen of Web of Science : title keeping london working and author may j and click Search. Click the title of the relevant article. Citation data are shown on the right. The number at Times Cited links to the citing articles.
Click Create Citation Alert to be alerted to a specific article. Each time there is a new citation to it, you will receive an e-mail alert. To use this service you must register in Web of Science .