For this exercise, we'll be using the example article:
One great way to build a library of articles on a specific topic is to start with one good article that focuses on that topic. From there, you can use different methods to find related research.
Researchers cite articles that are related to the topic, and this is a great way to expand your search to find more research on the topic.
If you want more recent articles, you'll need to do a "cited reference" search to find articles that have cited your article. Web of Science, Google Scholar and PsycINFO will find articles that have cited your article. Since each looks at a slightly different group of journals, you should search all of them.
The other way to find related articles is to look for articles about the same topic. PsycINFO is the best database for doing this.
While you're researching, it's helpful to keep notes in some form or another - whatever works best for you. The important thing is to keep track of where you've been, what you've looked at, and what worked and what didn't.
Some things to keep track of...
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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