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Citation Searching

If you have already found some good sources, you can use them as a starting point for finding additional relevant works that have cited them. This method of research is called "cited reference searching." In order to do it, you will need some key information about your good starting sources such as the title, author, and publication year. Here are some resources to help you find out who has cited a particular book or article.

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What Is a Literature Review?

Guide to Writing a Literature Review // Perdue OWL

"When we say 'literature review' or refer to 'the literature,' we are talking about the research (scholarship) in a given field. You will often see the terms 'the research,' 'the scholarship,' and 'the literature' used mostly interchangeably."

"A literature review is part of a research paper, usually falling after the introduction and before the research methods sections. The lit review covers the scholarship that is important to the issue you are writing about; sometimes it will also cover key sources that informed your research methodology."

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