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HIST 177: Borderlands in Latin American History

Prof. Jennifer Schaefer - Winter 2022

4 Ways to use One Source

You can use one secondary sources (book, article) four ways!

  1. Go back in time: look at its footnotes and bibliography
  2. Forward in time: do Cited By searching
  3. Subjects: look for other sources with similar topics / subjects
  4. Methods: look for other sources that use similar methods

4 ways to find sources

Cited Reference Searching in Google Scholar

"Cited By"

Works the cited a particular original work.

  1. Search for a topic or work in Google Scholar
  2. Click the "cited by" link under a relevant result
  3. The resulting works will all cite the first work

"Related"

Works the cite many of the same things that a particular work cites.

  1. Search for a topic or work in Google Scholar
  2. Click the "Related Articles" link under a relevant result
  3. The resulting works will cite one or more articles that the first work cited

Searching within a result list

  1. Checking the "search within citing items" box at the top of the result list and then entering a new search.