Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2020     Views: 243

There are two research strategies that are great for finding more sources based on books and articles you've already found!

Subject Headings

Using the library catalog or the Discovery Search, look at the item record for books or articles you've already located.  You should see a list of words and phrases labeled Subjects, Subject Headings or Keywords.  These words and phrases are assigned to materials based on their subject.  Use these words and phrases to do more searching to find additional books and articles on these topics.

 

Citation Tracking

Another way to find sources is to track the citations of a source you have already found.  Authors of scholarly books and articles cite other publications that are on the same or similar topic and list them in the references section at the end of their own book or article.  Because these cited publications are about the same topic, they might work for your research as well. You can search for these publications using the Library Catalog, Discovery Search, and Library Databases available from the library website at www.iup.edu/library.  Watch the short video below to learn more.

 

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