Explode Your Literature Search

Explode Your Literature Search smallThe great thing about locating one good academic source is that this can then help you to find others – to explode your literature search.
Because academic sources are evidence based they include references to the evidence used (reference lists for the sources they directly cite and bibliographies for sources that helped less directly inform their arguments). As a researcher you can use these lists to find more sources by identifying texts that are used often, authors that write about the issues you are interested in and journals that publish related research. It is well worth reading through a bibliography making notes of the titles that sound interesting to find them later, or identifying authors to then look up what other (possibly more current) research they have published.

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