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Found a good article? Check out the articles it cites, and use database or Google Scholar tools to find articles that cite it. This helps you follow the "chain of research" on a topic and get a better idea of the research conversation.
When to Use Google Scholar
Google Scholar can be a useful search tool, because you can search the full text of articles. Use it for these purposes:
- Locate articles when you feel stuck
- Identify a useful article, and bring it back to Clark Library databases to see how they describe it
- You might find the database subject terms, to help you find similar articles.
- Bring an article to Google Scholar from Clark Library databases, to find newer articles that cite it.
- Search within citing articles to make sure the newer articles are relevant.
When searching an individual database you might see "Times Cited in this Database" below a citation. Select the link to find articles that cite it. Google Scholar will give you a similar "cited by" link to find citing articles.
Use the library's link to Google Scholar to see Get it @ UP connections to full text, or change your Google Scholar settings to make the connections appear by reloading the page.
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