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Let's explore where we each are with respect to research, and how I can best support you in this session.
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Citation chaining means searching backwards and forwards in time for materials that are cited by and also that cite an article or resource that you already have.
Backwards chaining is the process of looking at an awesome article(s) you've already found and searching for items in the works cited of those sources, which could be relevant and amazing for your research paper.
Here, you are looking back at past research in an attempt to track the development of the concept you are researching. As you find more resources, and use the citations listed in those reference lists, your network of resources will expand very quickly.
To access the resources you found by backwards chaining, simply copy the citation titles from the reference lists you have and paste them into the library's databases.
Forwards chaining is the process of finding sources which have cited the awesome articles you are already using.
Here, you are looking forward at research conducted after your existing article, tracking the development of the concept you are researching.
Using Google Scholar we can also view a list of publications in which the authors' have cited this same article in their work.
Open Google Scholar and paste the most intriguing article title into the search box from your original search
Underneath the article details, you'll see a Cited by link. Simply click this link to access those titles/authors which have cited your title in their new research.
Activity: Practicing backwards and forwards citation chaining.
Tip: articles published in the last few years might be too recent to have any other articles citing them.
|Resources cited in the article||
Resources that cite the article
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