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HIST 315: Minorities and the State in Modern East Asia: Finding Articles

History 315: Minorities and the State in Modern East Asia
Professor: Viktor Schmagin
Fall 2022

Databases- Subject Specific

Databases - General

Pro-tips: Citation Tracking

Backward Citation Searching

Looking at the works cited by an author is called backward citation searching. The author's bibliography gives you a snapshot of the thinking and research available at the time of publication. It tells you what ideas or theories have influenced the author.

For example, this image shows the backward citations for Sherman, Haidt, and Coan's (2009) article "Viewing cute images increases behavioral carefulness."

backward citations

Pro-tips: Forward Citation Searching with Google Scholar

To use Google Scholar as a resource for citation searching: 

  1. Search for the title of the book or article. It can be helpful to put the title in quotes.
  2. Choose the "Cited by" link.  

The resulting list will include articles and websites that cite the original work as well as books scanned through the Google Books project.

Google Scholar search results for Marlene Sandstrom search with the cited by link highlighted

If you have linked Google Scholar to Williams Libraries:

  • On the resulting list, use the Fulltext@Williams link (sometimes hidden under the double right arrows) to check whether we have the item in our collection.  Note: there may be more than one entry for your reference.