GOOGLE SCHOLAR FINDING MORE ARTICLES THROUGH ‘CITED BY’ AND ‘RELATED ARTICLE’ FEATURES.
Finding more references <ul><li>There are times when you find a limited number of references </li></ul><ul><li>One solution to increase useable research is to find items that cite the research you have </li></ul><ul><li>Google scholar also allows you to see articles related to an article you have that you know is useful </li></ul>
Searching for your initial document Insert the exact name of the article you have into Google Scholar and select “search” http://scholar.google.com.libproxy.albany.edu/ Article Title: Diagrams and math notation in e-learning: growing pains of a new generation
Features of Google Scholar Links Google Scholar shows links to documents citing the original, related articles, and different versions. The “BL Direct” link takes you to the British Library. I’ve never used this.
Features of Google Scholar Links To find articles that use your original article, select the “Cited by” link. To find related articles, use the “Related articles” link.
“ Cited by” results These are articles that directly cite your first article. Much of the time, these articles contain valuable information on your topic.
“ Related articles” results As you can see, there are more results in this type of search. This is because Google scholar searches for articles containing similar key words.
Conclusions? <ul><li>If I am conducting research, I want to maximize my base </li></ul><ul><li>One of the quickest ways is to see who cited the articles and what types of articles are related to my first article </li></ul><ul><li>In discussions, a simple citation can be the springboard for a better, deeper understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Sapphire posed a good question, Melissa provided one solid reference as follow up, and now there are potential references for the math people </li></ul>