2. Click on Cited Reference Search. WOS has 3 citation indexes: Science, Social Science, and Arts & Humanities. You may select one or more indexes that seems most appropriate for your search. Since each index covers a pool of journals for that particular area, you may find that excluding a particular pool is helpful. Leaving all the indexes activated will cover a broader range of journals.
3. If you want to search for cited references to a particular article, enter the author, cited work and/or year information. Note that cited work refers to the name of the journal in which the article you are interested in appeared. It is best to put minimum information to ensure that you do not miss any citations.
4. From the search results, select the relevant citations including any “cited reference variants". Add the numbers in the "Citing Articles" column from both the correct citation and the variant-citations together to get the total citation count for the publication.
5. To view the citing articles for selected items, click on the "Finish Search" button.
The images below demonstrate how you would find cited references for (i.e., articles referring to) the following article:
The Regulatory Content of Intergenic DNA Shapes Genome Architecture, C.E. Nelson*, B.M. Hersh*, S.B. Carroll. Genome Biology 2004; 5(4):R25.