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GEOG 130: Developing Countries

Guide to resources for GEOG 130 assignments.


Research can be difficult, but you don't have to start from scratch if you follow the clues left by scholars who have gone before you!

As you conduct your research, you will need to make note of the additional resources (book, book chapter, journal article) you identify in the bibliographies, references, notes and footnotes of the sources you are using. The reason for this? Because this is one of the best ways to further your research.

 

Example.
Original Article:
Mustapha, A. R. (2003). Colonialism and environmental perception in Northern Nigeria. Oxford Development Studies, 31(4), 405-425.

Article Colonialism Environmental Nigeria

You read this article and it is just perfect for your research. Follow the references to build your bibliography.

Article Colonialism Environmental Nigeria

 

If the article is really great for your research, and you have checked the references used by the author/s, you can look and see if the article has been cited by anyone else since it was published. 
This is the  original great article:

Mustapha, A. R. (2003). Colonialism and environmental perception in Northern Nigeria. Oxford Development Studies, 31(4), 405-425.

There are several ways to see who has cited the article, but one of the best and easiest ways is to use 
Google Scholar. (https://scholar.google.com/)
Be sure to add University of Maryland - Find @ UMD to the Library Links by going to Settings and then Library Links

Once in Google Scholar, type / copy the article title and then click on Cited by:
Google Scholar Cited Article Environmental Nigeria


 

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