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Library Research for the Undergraduate Researcher

Resources to accompany a Walker Library Workshop, October 2020

Research Log

Citation Chaining (Following References and Cited References)

Citation chaining starts with one relevant article. We can 1) follow the references at the end of our relevant article or chapter to find other relevant material, or 2) move forward in time to find later articles that cite our starting article in their reference list. Walden University provides a more detailed explanation.

Forward citation chaining is also known as Cited Reference Searching. Two databases that provide cited references for articles are Scopus and Google Scholar. 

Tips for Reading and Evaluating Articles

Visualizing the Review and the Literature

Synthesis Matrix (from VCU)