Is there a tool for locating articles that have been cited frequently?
Yes - we recommend Scopus. It enables you to search for academic articles on your topic and sort your results by the number of times each article has been cited.
You can get to Scopus from the 'Research Databases' tab --> 'S' on the library homepage http://library.royalroads.ca/
Enter your topic in the search box on the Scopus home page.
In your results list click on the "cited by" link.
You can also compare the relative academic weights or prestige of the journals where the well-cited articles were published. To compare the journals in your Scopus results, check off your chosen article citations in your search results and click on the 'Analyze search results' link.
If you click on the 'Source' tab you will see a line graph displaying the number of citations for each article you selected (note, it will display the journal title, not the article title). To compare the journals against one another, click on the 'Compare journals and SJR...' link on the right. For definitions of the measures, check out this website. http://www.journalmetrics.com/