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Sometimes when I read a research paper I want to read what later researchers said about it because I find their summaries helpful. So I look on Google Scholar at who cited the paper and take a look at those papers. What's the fastest way to find where the original paper is mentioned? My current approach is to search by the last name of the author until I find the citation number down at the bottom. Then I search for that citation number. This doesn't seem like a good approach and is especially bad when the citation number is a single digit. What's a better way? Is there some software that can help me with this?

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    The answer depends a lot on the citation format. In my field, it's rather typical to use reference indexes (e.g. [5]), so I search for that. Jul 6, 2020 at 6:53
  • A similar question here: apple.stackexchange.com/q/395516/237687
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 6, 2020 at 7:06
  • @SolarMike I don't think that link or your answer addresses the question here. Given a paper A that cites paper B, the OP is asking for a quick way to find the locations where B is referred to in the text of A.
    – GoodDeeds
    Jul 6, 2020 at 7:51
  • @GoodDeeds so reading is not an effective solution - really.
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 6, 2020 at 7:53
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    What kind of speed-up are you expecting? Your current approach seems reasonable. You could get around the single digit problem by searching for "[7" or ",7", it still isn't perfect, because [1-9] won't be found.
    – user2768
    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:23

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scite does a great job at that. Additionally, It's able to show you where in the paper to find such statements.

"...uses deep learning to classify citation statements in three categories: those that provide disputing or supporting evidence, and others, which mention the cited study without providing evidence for its validity."

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