I have a few articles but how do I find more?


For hundreds of years, scholars have had this question, and they have embedded one answer into the publication process. The citations at the back of all academic research articles will lead you to further resources. While this will not always provide what you want, it often will. Doing that will move you backward in time to older articles.

Google Scholar's "Cited by" link allows you to move forward in time and see who in the future has cited the article you look up. To test this, do a search query there and look at the results. Under the article summaries, you will find the "Cited by" links. This will tell you who cited that article or book.

By following the links forward and backward in time, you can better understand the publishing patterns of researchers in any field. That said, it is also good to change terms and look at peripheral literature, as good ideas may come from outside these citation relationships.


  • Last Updated Jul 12, 2023
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  • Answered By Joshua Lambert

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