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Turn One Article into Many: Reference List

Techniques to take one good article on your topic and locate many other good articles.

Check the Reference List

Take the one good article you already have.  Turn to the back of the article to find the list of references.  It may be called "References," "Bibliography," "End notes," or something else, but every author who has used information is required to give the author credit.  This will only give you sources older than the one you have.  (See "Who Cited It" above to find newer articles by a different method.)  

If the citation is for a magazine or journal article, use Journal Finder to see if we have access to the article.  Journal Finder video tutorial.  

If the citation is for a book, book chapter, government document, dissertation or thesis, audio, CD, video, or DVD, use our online catalog to see if we have the item.  Look for book chapters by the name of the entire book, not the chapter.  

Come to the front Learning Commons Desk in the library for assistance.