Citation searching can be a very valuable tool for finding additional research about or closely related to your research topic. Here are the main three types and how they help you:
Best bets for citation searching:
All scientific topics:
Chemistry and biochemical topics
It can be difficult to tell if a source has undergone peer review or any review process at all. Here's information about peer review and how to figure it out.
The major takeaway? Check the journal's website (often under either "About this journal" or in the "Information for Authors") and make sure you are looking at research or review articles, not news, commentary, or letters.
Looking for theses or dissertations completed at other universities? Some tips:
Can't find that book, article, thesis, conference paper, or report? Try either ABC Express or Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Need some guidance about re-using images or other intellectual property as part of your own work? Check our Copyright Resource guide or contact Scottie Kapel for assistance at email@example.com.
Scottie can also assist with identifying best practices for creating posters and slide decks to support presentations. Feel free to peruse her guide or to contact her for assistance.