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Literature Reviews: Overview

Tracking Citations

The first step in tracking citations is by locating the sources cited by authors with whom you are already familiar or sources you have already found.

Cited reference searching will:

  • Lead to related articles and authors.
  • Indicate the most influential sources on particular topics.
  • Show what else you ought to read in order to gain a mastery of a subject.

Here are links to tools you can use to search cited references.

  1. Web of Science
  2. Google Scholar research guide

Your librarian might have additional suggestions listed in the subject guides.

Dissertations & Theses

See who has written on a topic similar to yours and who they have included on their literature reviews.

Includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present, including 1 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.

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