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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.
Let's say you found this very relevant article:
Silverman, R. M., & Patterson, K. L. (2012). The Four Horsemen of the Fair Housing Apocalypse: A Critique of Fair Housing Policy in the USA. Critical Sociology (Sage Publications, Ltd), 38(1), 123-140
And you read it and it is just great for your research. The next thing to do is look at the list of references and follow-up on any that look relevant. This is a great way to build your bibliography, to find like materials.
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: Silverman, R. M., & Patterson, K. L. (2012). The Four Horsemen of the Fair Housing Apocalypse: A Critique of Fair Housing Policy in the USA. Critical Sociology (Sage Publications, Ltd), 38(1), 123-140
There are several ways to see who has cited the article, but one of the best and easiest ways is to use Google Scholar - but use google scholar as a database so you will be connected to what we own Once in google scholar, type/paste in the title of the original article. Look for the - cited by.
Also the Web of Science.
(as of Oct 2021)
Off campus? Two ways to make sure you are connected and able to see links to fulltext 1. use Google Scholar through the libraries homepage and Databases https://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder
2. add University of Maryland - Find @ UMD to the Library Links Follow these steps:
1.Click on menu
2. Click on Settings 3. Click on Library links
4. Make sure University of Maryland Libraries - Find @ UMD is listed. If not, use the search box and find and add and then save.
Please email Judy if you do not find what you need