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Citations

Five Years Later

1976

The first article citing Wallerstein's research is published.

To 'cite' means "to quote by way of example, authority, or proof" (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary on GALILEO). A citation is a footnote, parenthetical (as shown below) or bibliography entry referring to another publication. The purpose of citing can be to provide proof of something, or to build upon or dispute the earlier research.

Wallenstein is cited within parentheses in a journal article.

Kalter, N. (1977). Children of divorce in an outpatient psychiatric population. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 47, 40-51.

Citing each other's work is one way that scholars can "talk" with each other and build upon or dispute research findings. Since 1975, nearly 200 publications besides Kalter's have cited Wallerstein's article "The Effects of Parental Divorce."

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