Without a doubt, the greatest source of confusion for getCITED's members is the
difference between a Reference and a Citation as these terms are used within the site.
So to clarify, References refer here to the items listed in a publication's bibliography.
As a result, a publication's references will usually have publications earlier than the
publication with which they are associated. Citations, on the other hand, are publications
that cite the particular publication at hand. They are publications in whose bibliography
the publication at hand appears. As a result, their publication date is usually later than
that of the publication they cite. Needless to say, References and Citations are simply
two sides of the same coin, which is no doubt why there is so much confusion around them.
In any case, please take note of how these terms are used here as it will help you avoid
problems in the future.
To add a reference to a publication's bibliography, and thereby credit the referenced
publication with a citation, you must first display the publication in whose
bibliography the referenced publication appears. After you've done so, you simply click
on the Edit References link in the Actions box on the left hand side of the screen.
After that, you simply search for the referenced publication in the same fashion you
would search on the main search page, using search delimiters should you so desire. When
the desired publication is found, you simply click on the LINK button to add it to the
bibliography of the publication first displayed.
To add record a citation of a publication, and thereby include the cited
publication in the bibliography of the publication in which it is cited, you must first
display the publication in whose bibliography the cited publication appears. After you've
done so, you simply click on the Edit Citations link in the Actions box on the left hand
side of the screen. After that, you search for the publication that cites the publication
in question in the same fashion you would search on the main search page, using search
delimiters should you so desire. When the desired publication is found, you simply click
on the LINK button to include the publication first displayed in the bibliography of the
publication listed beside the LINK button.
The only reason you would ever need to delete a reference or citation is if you made an
error yourself, of ir you discovered that someone else has inadvertently made an error.
Should this happen, the way to correct it is to proceed as if you were going to add the
reference or citation in question. However, if it already exists, instead of a LINK button
you will be presented with an UNLINK button that will remove the reference or citation in
question should you proceed to click on it. That said, if you suspect that someone may be
adding erroneous references intentionally, please notify us
immediately so that we can determine if indeed this is the case.