In theory, authors cite an item because it is relevant to the topic of their own work. The original and best-known database for citation searching is Web of Science. Another option is Scopus. Other databases have added this feature, but their citation coverage is weak for older articles.
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Use database citation search features to see if a paper is cited by other authors. Ideally, you can find articles which get cited in newer journal articles written by
"Correct" citation style is whatever a publisher or instructor requests. Consult these books for ACS style:
Consult these resources for journal abbreviations:
Here are tools you can use to store, organize, share, and cite your sources. Use the tool recommended by your instructor or your PI.