Welcome to getCITED!
"...this could be one of the most exciting intellectual uses of and adventures with the
World Wide Web since it came into existence."
-- Jeremy Shapiro, Ph.D.
"Wow. This is one of these services that could become huge in time. [...]
This is a major development which, if it takes off, could have a significant
impact on the future of academic life."
-- Stephen's Web
"This site is an ambitious project to facilitate searches for book chapters, working papers,
conference papers, and other types of publications and academic research not commonly indexed. [...]
A free database created solely by and for researchers and scholars is an attractive idea and
-- The Scout Report
Imagine a single academic database with which we could search for all
of the available research
on a given topic. Not just journal articles, not just books, but "publications" of all
including individual chapters in edited volumes, papers from conferences and in proceedings, working papers and
reports, even conference presentations. Now imagine being able to click on a particularly interesting publication
and having its bibliography available for inspection, with each item in that bibliography providing the possibility
of clicking on it and viewing its details. Or alternatively, imagine being able to click on the authors' names
and bring up their CVs in their entirety. And to find out who their colleagues are, being able to simply click on the
faculty or department name to get a list of all its members. Finally, imagine that the contents of this
database are controlled by us rather than corporations and you'll have some idea of what is
possible with getCITED
If this vision is to come into being, it will require the
cooperation of the entire academic community. It will require that each of us take the time to enter our
publications and presentations into the database, and then to link these publications
to the publications from which they benefitted. If we do this, we can create an incredibly powerful research tool,
one that will be accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. So if you'd like to help build the
database, read the information provided below and
then take a couple of minutes join getCITED
. After that you can
enter and link your publications anytime you have a few minutes to spare.
Features and functions
is a site
that exists to facilitate the dissemination and discussion of academic research. It has
numerous features, but at its core, it consists of two things: a
What makes getCITED
's database truly unique is that it lets scholars and researchers
decide what its content should be. What makes its discussion forum truly unique is the fact that,
within the comments posted, you can create
within the getCITED
Other things that make this site particularly useful to the
academic community include the ability to:
Links: The source of getCITED's power
- Enter in CITATION
details and SEARCH for all publication types,
including book chapters, conference papers, dissertations, and unpublished manuscripts
such as working papers.
- Create BOOKSTACKS
(i.e., bibliographies) in conjunction with other members of getCITED as
well as search for BOOKSTACKS
that others may have previously created (e.g., Murphy's
bibliography on Artifical Life).
- Create LINKS
between publications and the publications listed in their bibliographies
or to those in whose bibliography they appear
- Generate and view detailed STATISTICS
about works in the database, including the number of
CITATIONS in other works.
- Create, contribute to and subscribe to DGROUPS
(i.e., threaded discussion groups) on any topic of interest.
One of getCITED's most powerful features is the ability to link the publications
in its database with their CONTRIBUTORS,
and the publications that cite them.
However, these LINKS only come into being through the efforts
of getCITED's members; i.e., you! So whenever you have a few free moments, please
take the time to create some LINKS.
And if you really want to do a good deed, make a few
for the scholars who may no longer be with us but upon whose shoulders we stand.
LINKS are created by clicking on the
linking icon that appears at several locations when a publication's details are displayed.
Links for any publication can be created and edited by any getCITED member
and, at any time, who has made the links can be viewed in the
getCITED is only for researchers and writers
getCITED is built on the principle that the ultimate database can only be built
with the efforts of the entire academic community and, for that reason, allows any registered
member to make changes to any item in its database. Needless to say, this leaves it vulnerable
to abuse and sabotage. This is addressed, in part, by relying on members' reports and
the use of an audit trail to record who has
made changes to a record. However, the likelihood of this proving to be insufficient
will only increase as more and more people visit the site who are not members of the academic community.
So if you like what you find here at getCITED, it would be great if you could tell your
colleagues about it.