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HONR 1101 Enduring Questions - Nash & Lee

Tracing Citations

Researchers can often find useful scholarship by identifying one particularly relevant book or article and seeing which sources that text cites. 

With print texts, this process might involve checking the bibliography.  In some databases, you can also trace citations forward in time and find subsequent material that cites a particularly useful resource.  Use Google Scholar to find a relevant resource and then see which later texts cite the one with which you start.  Keep in mind, however, that the citations will not be comprehensive—i.e., the citations will often be limited by the scope of the database in which you're working.