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Mellon Mays Undergradute Research Fellows (SC)

Start with one good article, and trace its impact

As you work on your research project, you'll notice that certain scholars' interests seem to line up more closely with your work than others. Finding who has cited these scholars' works can connect you with interesting and relevant research you might have otherwise missed. This can also be helpful for finding counter-arguments and alternative perspectives you might not have considered, since scholars often cite works so as to explain how they disagree with them.

Use the following databases to find a relevant resource and then see which later texts cite the one with which you start, sometimes called "cited reference searching."