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Citation Surfing

Keywords: Discover, Forage, Gather

Activity Definition(s)

Follow, via hyperlinks, a trail of citations, e.g., from a journal article's bibliography, to an article cited in that bibliography, to an article cited in the cited-article's bibliography, etc. A trail may originate in a document such as a journal article, or in a collection of references (e.g., in a or a Zotero collection).

  • Traverse a linked citation trail (backwards and forwards)
  • Forge a new trail (a nonlinear vector)
  • Apply a personal tag to any citation
  • Store citation data in a collection

    Scholars' Stories (scenarios)

Tool name

What it does

Relevant links


On-line collection of academic journals, full-text searchable.


Automates capture of citation information, stores references in taggable collections, etc.


Has many of the functions mentioned above, for scientific literature


Google Scholar

Search engine for academic papers, full-text searchable

Related Collections/Content (examples)

----Optional: examples of collections / digital content / digital resources that could be involved in part or all of the defined activity, with links to relevant repository or site where available

Collection/content name

Collection/content description

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Applicable Standards or Standards Bodies

Optional: examples of standards or standards-bodies applicable to the defined activity

Standard name / body

What it governs/regulates/standardizes - What it's for

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Notes, comments, related activities, concerns