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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.
- Web of Science
- Google Scholar research guide
Your librarian might have additional suggestions listed in the subject guides.
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.
Conducting Your Literature Review
This book is a step-by-step guide to writing a literature review, and includes tips for modifying the process as needed depending on your audience, purpose, and goals.
The Literature Review
The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book.