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PL 470 International Affairs Senior Seminar: Citation Chaining

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Citation chaining is the process by which you use one good information source, such as an article relevant to your topic, and mine its list of References for additional useful resources. This is called backward chaining. You can locate those cited articles by inputting the citation information into Citation Linker or often you can do this directly within JCU Discovery or a specific database.


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You can also do forward chaining to identify those who have cited the article. This is simple to do in Google Scholar.

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